Cup and Saucer

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Object Name: 
Cup and Saucer
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(a,b) H: 9.8 cm, D: 13.8 cm; (a) H: 8.5 cm, L(incl. handle): 11.2 cm; (b) H: 3.4 cm, D: 13.8 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Christopher Sheppard
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, ormolu; blown, cut, gilded bronze mounts. (a) Cup with hemispherical bowl, flared rim, and circular foot. Plain and diamond-cut carinations decorate the body in a twisted pattern. One of the carinations (opposite the handle) shows the engraved monogram "W". The flat foot has a polished, slightly concave underside with the inscription "Balon/ au Palais Royal/ no. 161 à Paris". It is framed by a circle with diamond pattern. The slender, zoomorphic metal handle is attached to a narrow metal ring stamped with a band of stylized laurel leaves. (b) Deep saucer with twisted carinations similar to those decorating the cup. The flat bottom is deeply cut into rays, alternating six diamond-cut with six plain segments. A metal ring identical to that on the cup encircles the rim.
Sheppard, Christopher (d. 2015), Source