Plate

French
1851
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

inches: 1 1/4 x 9 1/2 diam.

Accession Number

95.343

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

White ground; blue and gold border; a cameo head of Jean de la Quintinie


The Sèvres factory produced a large and varied range of services decorated with neoclassical gilded borders, including a number called Iconographic. Simulating carved cameos, these depicted famous men from ancient and modern history. This plate is painted with a portrait of Jean de La Quintinie, Director of Gardens at the court of Louis XIV and renowned for his studies on pruning fruit trees.

Inscription

Wales collection MFA loan label
Wales collection label "No. 120 / Old Sevres"

Markings

-Painted in crimson 'm.' also in gold
La Quintinie (Jean de) Agronome / né à Poitiers/1626
blue printed mark with the word Sevres with a six-pointed star above and "33" below, in a circle
circular mark in orange with Chateau de Compiegne with crown above
incised "F"
-further incised '8', 'Z', '8', '8'

Provenance

By 1895, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wales; 1895, gift of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Wales. (Accession date: March 28, 1895)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George Washington Wales