Plate depicting "Le Chiffre"

French (Montereau)
1833–40
Manufactured by Lebeuf et Thibault (French, Monterau, 1825 - 1833), Made at Montereau factory


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Height x diameter: 23.8 cm (9 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

51.588

Medium or Technique

Earthenware, transfer-printed decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Plate with yellow ground and transfer-printed design in black, “Le Chiffre”. Center of plate shows seated woman in a landscape holding pen in one hand. Cipher on tree trunk. Man standing behind covers the woman’s eys with one hand, the other against the tree. Continuous floral pattern around the wide rim.

Markings

Louis Lebeuf Montereau

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection