In the manner of Sèvres Manufactory (France)
Overall: 3.6 x 33.1 x 26.6 cm (1 7/16 x 13 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold
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The oval tray has a broad flat rim and a small recessed center. It is decorated with a turquoise (bleu celeste) ground and medallions painted in the style of cameos with scenes and heads derived from antiquity and mythology. Gilt scrolling bands decorate the sections between the medallions, and the central oval reserve is painted with the crowned cypher of Catherine (Ekaterina) II enclosed by leaf garlands.
interlaced Ls enclosing date letters AA, painter's mark Y below, in blue enamel, incised C Mai in script.
By 1952, Duveen Brothers, New York; November 14, 1952, Duveen Brothers sold to Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection