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Soup plate

assiette à potage

French
1771
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1898

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

One of ten soup plates (65.1896–65.1905), from the service of Mme. du Barry. White ground, border decoration with blue cassoletts laced together by polychrome garlands of flowers. Rim has chin gilding, dotted in blue. Du Barry initials in center D in gold; B in garland of flowers.

Markings

interlaced Ls enclosing date letter S, painter's mark for Guillaume Noel (active at Sevres 1755-1800) above, in black enamel; incised x.

Provenance

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