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Plate, one of 12

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

Currently in storage

About this object

All the plates have centers painted with winged cupids among clouds engaged in different activities. .3 Cupid playing with a snail. A looped ribbon in turquoise-blue is painted partially into the center and forms six curves each containing a spray of flowers in natural color. The space between the ribbon and the edge of the plate is filled with gold oeil de perdrix except for six small turquoise-blue triangles opposite the loops.

Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
Late 18th c.-Early 19th c.
23.7 cm (9 5/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK Crossed L's and nn inside and mb under; nn-1791; mb-Buteux (Mme Marie Jeanne Barbe), painter of flowers 1778-1816
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973