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Title

Soup plate (assiette à potage)

1773


Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -


About

From a service acquired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1773 but returned to the factory a few years later. After additions the resulting large service was in part sold in 1781 and in part used as a diplomatic gift to Tipu Sultan, Sultan of Mysore, in 1788. The decoration is described in the factory records as point d’Espagne (the term refers to a lacework edging used on soft furnishings).


Details


Date

1773


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

3.5 x 24.4 cm diam


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.185


Artist information

Sèvres

Works in the collection

37


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 105. cat.no. 140