Object photography

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Object description

  • Sevres (French, established 1738)
  • Coffee set, about 1870
  • Porcelain
  • France
  • H: 11 in (H: 27.9 cm)
  • Gift of Mrs. Albert J. Beveridge, 1993
  • 127323

DESCRIPTION

This is an Egyptian revival style coffee set. It includes a tray, cups and saucers, sugar bowl, and creamer. It is decorated with images of Napoleon Bonaparte's military campaigns in Egypt. The lids are shaped like traditional Pharoah headdresses and the handles are in the shape of asps. The color scheme is primarily green and gold.

Exhibition History

  • American Decorative Arts exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum; June 03, 2003 through Present