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Title

Square dish

1757-1758

Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -

  • Details

    Date
    1757-1758
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    soft-paste porcelain
    Dimensions
    4.4 x 21.8 x 21.8 cm
    Credit
    On loan from Kenneth Reed
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    L2012.166
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Sèvres

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    This square fruit dish (along with L2012.165) comes from a dessert service delivered in 1759 by Madame Duvaux (widow of the famous dealer Lazare Duvaux) to the maréchal-duc de Richelieu. A prominent figure at the court of Louis XV, Richelieu was renowned both for the effectiveness of his military leadership and the looseness of his morals. The gilding is outlined in carmine enamel, a device which helped conceal the tendency of the ground colour to turn yellow where it came into contact with gold.

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