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Plate, one of 22

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

Currently in storage

About this object

This plate is part of a set of 22 plates, each one presenting slight variations in the fruits, flowers and birds depicted on them. In the center, on white is a cluster of fruit and flowers, including a pink rose, three purple plums and some grapes, reserved in white; three cabbage leaves on the rim reserved in white, contain each two exotic birds in a landscape setting; the areas between the leaves are painted solid turquoise-blue with gilt floral sprays; gilt garlands close the openings to the leaves and feathers, gilt edging outlines the leaves and the outside of the rim.

Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
18th c.-19th c.
25.4 cm (10 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK .4 Crossed L's and F inside; S over the L's; CT incised; F- 1758; S - Mérault (Pierre- Antoine), painter and gilder 1754-91; CT is the mark of Collot, maker of soft paste 1755-1784
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973