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An image of Soup plate (assiette à potage) by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Soup plate (assiette à potage)
Year
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
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

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).

Bibliography (1)

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