4 Tea or Coffee Cups and their saucers in Classic Renaissance Design
A classical Gien design which are a lot of elegance.
A putto is a figure in a work of art depicted as a chubby male child, usually naked and sometimes winged. Originally limited to profane passions in symbolism, the putto came to represent the sacred cherub, and in Baroque art the putto came to represent the omnipresence of God.
Amongst the many faience manufacturers in the 19th century, the reputation of the Gien manufacturers is equal to those of the factories of Creil-Monterau, Longwy, Sarreguemines or Bordeaux.
The faience manufacturers in Gien fully grasped the art of imitation and produced copies of old objects at a reasonable price. Moreover, employing talented ornamental painters, unique pieces were created. They applied both new decorations and decorations inspired by those from previous centuries, inspired by other European manufacturers or from those originating from the Far East.
Cups - 6cm tall x 6cm diameter or 2,36''x 2,36''
Saucers - 13.5cm diameter 5,3''
Weight 1,8 kilos
The cups are in good condition