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PLATE FROM THE SOUTH AMERICAN BIRDS SERVICE (ONE OF EIGHT)

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PLATE FROM THE SOUTH AMERICAN BIRDS SERVICE (ONE OF EIGHT)

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: Pavilion Hallway


About this object

In the center of each plate on a white ground is a South American bird standing on a perch composed of seed pods, leaf scrolls and other formal motifs. Each encloses a medallion on which is written the name of the bird. A gold band encircles the inner edge of the rim which is painted with a vine composed of plants from each bird's habitat. The bird on this plate is described as 'Manakin à tête d'or'.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
PLATE FROM THE SOUTH AMERICAN BIRDS SERVICE (ONE OF EIGHT)
Made from:
Hard paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1819-1820
Size:
9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.136.6
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION .6 Inscribed on front "Manakin à Tête d'or". Written in gold below: Pne. de Courcelles/Fme. Knip. Marked in blue on the back with the crossed L's enclosing a fleur-de-lis and Sèvres, 20. Also inscribed in gold: DG. no. 20, also repeated in faint orange; also in faint orange "a Droite au bas vers le milieu". D sg and D C incised.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973