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Cup and Saucer (gobelet litron et soucoupe, deuxième grandeur) (Getty Museum)
Cup and Saucer (Getty Museum) Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory; painted by Étienne-Jean Chabry fils, porcelain worker; Michel-Barnabe Chauvaux, ainé, gilder French, Sèvres, 1773 Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration, gilding. In the 1700s, tea was served in cups such as this one. To cool a little of the hot liquid at a time, some tea would be poured into the deep saucer and then drunk.