Octagonal Tray

French (Strasbourg)
About 1744–48
Made by Strasbourg Manufactory (France, working 1720-1781)


Dimensions

Height: 43.2 cm (17 in.)

Accession Number

2006.920

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware (faience)

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Oblong octagonal plateau with canted corners, decorated with three Chinamen seated smoking at a table, waited on by two attendants, flanked by flowering trees on which stand Chinese musicians, with birds and insects fluttering above, the border with trailing plants and flowers to the angles.

Inscription

On underside, paper label from 1932 exhibition of French faience at Musee des arts decoratifs, Paris.

Also paper labels of former collectors Marcel Haas and Camille Le Tallec.

Provenance

Marcel Haas, Paris; November 19, 1948, Marcel Haas sale, Hotel Drouot, lot 131; Camille Le Tallec (1906-1991); November 8, 1990 sale, Ader Tajan, Picard, Paris, lot 759. Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger, New York

Credit Line

Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger