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Plate

French
1846
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall (Diameter): 24.3 cm (9 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.6373

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Colored border of acanthus leaves etc.; emblems with monogram of King Louis Philippe; gilt star in center, with delicate design between the points. From the “Service Ordinaire de Fontainebleau.”


King Louis Philippe commissioned Sèvres to produce dinner services for each of his residences; this plate was included in one of two services made for the Château de Fontainebleau. The château had been built during the Renaissance, and the king chose a Renaissance style of decoration for the service. The leafy foliage concealing a variety of animals refers to the hunting available in a nearby forest.

Markings

Incised 'BL', 'BP', '67'
Stamped in green oval: 'S 67'
Blue oval mark with 'Sevres 1846' with central motif interlaced L's
Orange mark with 'Chateau/de/F.Bleau'

Provenance

1836, Louis-Philippe (b. 1773 - d. 1850), King of the French, Château Fontainebleau, France (original commission; part of a large dinner service). Until 1874, Gardner Brewer (b. 1806 - d. 1874), Boston; by descent to his daughter, Caroline Abigail Brewer (Mrs. Arthur) Croft (d. 1898), Boston; 1901, bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft to the MFA. (Accession Date: July 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Arthur Croft—The Gardner Brewer Collection