Fruit Dish

French
1767
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

4.3 x 29 x 21.5 cm (1 11/16 x 11 7/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1825

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Also see 65.1820-39.The shallow stand has sloping sides and an undulating rim. Irregularly shaped white circles outlined in gold and painted with red dots are reserved on a blue (blue Fallot) ground, which is decorated with circles of gilt dots (fond Taillandier). The shaped reserves are painted with mixed flowers and are framed by tooled and burnished gilt bands. The inner rim is gilded; a gild dentil band decorates the outer rim.

Markings

interlaced Ls enclosing date letter O, illegible painter's mark below, in blue enamel; incised mark.

Provenance

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