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PLATE FROM THE YELLOW SERVICE WITH BIRDS (ONE OF SIX)

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: Pavilion Hallway


About this object

There are nine pieces of this service at Hillwood- six plates, one square dish, and two saucers. The rims on all the pieces have the same decoration- delicate, abstract linear motifs in dark brown or black on a yellow ground. The square dish and the six plates are similarly decorated. They all have a large bird in a landscape in the center on a white ground after Buffon's "Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux". The name of the particular birds is inscribed on the back of each plate. The two saucers have each three medallions, each with a bird, and in the center, a round medallion reserved in white.

Category:
ceramics, french
Object name:
PLATE FROM THE YELLOW SERVICE WITH BIRDS (ONE OF SIX)
Made from:
Hard paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1794
Size:
9 9/16 in. (24.3 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.130.4
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION .4 Inscribed "Troupiale de Cayenne". Marked: Sevres, R.F, and two painter's marks: M with a semicircle over for Massy (Pierre), painter of flowers and birds, 1779-1803; also fx (in purplish brown) for Fumez, painter of flowers and ornaments, 1774-1804.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Sèvres Porcelain at Hillwood"