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Plate

French
1775
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Overall (upper range of 12 plates): 3.1 x 24.5 cm (1 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1833

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. Circular plate with recessed center, sloping border, and undulating rim. Border deocrated with blue ground with circles of gilt dots and irregularly shaped white circles outlined in gold and painted with red dots. Three elliptical reserves of the border painted with polychrome mixed flowers and sprays of mixed flowers decorate center of plate.

Markings

interlaced Ls enclosing date letter X, painter's mark of P7 for Jean-Jacques Pierre jeune (active at Sevres 1763-4800) below, gilder's mark of a scrolling B for Jean-Pierre Boulanger pere (active at Sevres 1754-85) below, all in black enamel, incised "aat.

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