Plate from the dessert service: Service des arts Industriels

about 1823–28
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Painted by Jean-Charles Develly (French, 1783–1849) (French, 1783–1849)


Overall (approx): 3.1 x 23.4 cm (1 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View





Part of set to which 65.1908, 65.1909, and 65.1911 also belong. The form of the plate is circular with a gently sloping rim. Each is painted with the same gilt border decoration of a trellis pattern enclosing quatrefoils within borders of leaf bands and further bands of untooled gilding against a dark blue background.

On plate 65.1910 is depicted the interior of an etching workshop. On the left, a seated man etches a plate at a drafting board surrounded
by his tools and enclosed by a large multipaneled screen over which is draped a green curtain. On the right a worker burnishes a copper
plate. In the far room seen through the doorway, four workmen are engaged in the various stages or preparing copper plates.


stamped interlaced Ls encloisng a fleur de lis, Sevres, 21 (?) in blue enamel; i M.S 21 E in green enamel; 2 ail D. elle B. in gold; incised ad, 18-12, other mark.


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