Plate from the dessert service: Service des arts Industriels

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


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

65.1910

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

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.

Markings

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.

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