Deep dish

compotier rond feuille de choux

French
1757–60
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall: 4.8 x 22.3 cm (1 7/8 x 8 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1797

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

The rim of the dish is scalloped and both the interior and the exterior are molded with the outlines of three cabbage leaves. The areas between the outer edges of the leaves on both the exterior and the interior are decorated with a pink (rose) ground. The white reserves enclosed by the edges of the leaves are painted with sprays of mixed flowers, and a cluster of flowers and fruit is painted in the center of the dish. Feathered gilding decorates the rim of the dish and the edges of the cabbage leaves. On the interior, a gilt lapet enclosing diaperwork is painted between each cabbage leaf; the diaperwork is different in each lapet. On the exterior, a gilt branch springs from the outer edge of each cabbage leaf. A gilt band encircles the footring.

Inscription

Both pieces: incised Lf in script.

Provenance

Until 1950, Comtesse Redorte collection, Paris; October 10, 1950, sold from the Redorte collection to Rosenberg and Stiebel, New York; January 3, 1951, sold by Rosenberg and Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection