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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 'Perruche toui-été'. The frieze depicts the botanical species "Ourouparia guyannensis"

Category:
ceramics, french
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:
24.136.8
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK; INSCRIPTION .8 Inscribed on front "Perruche toui-été". 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: MC (for Pierre Lous Micaud, gilder) 5 Juin 19, no. 10 and DY (for Charles Christian Marie Durosey); gmp m in faint orange.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973