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FOOTED DISH FROM A DESSERT SERVICE (ONE OF EIGHT)

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FOOTED DISH FROM A DESSERT SERVICE (ONE OF EIGHT)

Made by: Jacob Petit

Currently in storage


About this object

A pale pink ground highlighted with gold rococo scrolls and areas of white decorated with polychrome flowers distinguishes this elaborate dessert service. The service pieces are elaborately gilded with contrasting areas of matte and burnished gold and foliate and marine motifs in relief. Dolphins, shells, and acanthus leaves from the supports and bases of these pieces. A pale pink ground highlighted with gold rococo scrolls and areas of white decorated with polychrome flowers distinguishes this elaborate service. Service pieces are elaborately gilded with contrasting areas of matte and burnished gold and foliate motifs in relief. Dolphins, shells, and acanthus leaf scrolls in relief form the supports and bases of some pieces.The rim of the dish, somewhat flared, has three panels reserved in white containing clusters of flowers, and flanked by sections of lattice and floral sprays in raised gold on a pale pink ground. The base, narrow at the top, flares down to three feet shaped like curled acanthus leaves, with a dolphin in the round, head down, in matte gold, attached above each foot

Category:
ceramics, french
Object name:
FOOTED DISH FROM A DESSERT SERVICE (ONE OF EIGHT)
Made from:
Porcelain
Made in:
FRANCE: Paris
Date made:
ca. 1835
Size:
48.3 cm (19 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.119.15
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK x in gold on bottom of foot
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum"