Plate from a service made for Louis-Philippe, duc d'Orléans

French
about 1775
Made at Chantilly Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall (ranges to): 3.2 x 24.5 cm (1 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1964

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain decorated in blue enamel

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

The circular plate has a scalloped rim edged in blue. The decoration which is executed in blue includes garlands of flowers descending from bows along the rim and in the center the cipher of Louis-Phillipe, duc d’Orléans (1725-85). Part of the service marked Villers-Cotterets (also name of the chateau of Louis-Phillipe)

Markings

Villers-Cotterets, hunting horn, and R in blued enamel, incised hunting horn.

Provenance

By 1948, with Mrs. H. Dupuy, New York; April 2-3, 1948, sold by Mrs. H. Dupuy at Parke Bernet, New York, lot 129, and bought by 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