Two Plates (Assiettes)

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Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (Sèvres, France, founded 1756)
Two Plates (Assiettes), 1758
Soft paste porcelain, rose ground color, polychrome enamels, and gilding
diameter: 10 3/16 in. (25.88 cm)
Bequest of Mrs. Arthur J. Riebs given in memory of her father C.W. George Everhart, and her mother Lillian Boynton Everhart. M1959.183-.184
Photo credit: Larry Sanders
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These two plates are part of a small service purchased by the Paris dealer Madame Lair from Sèvres in 1758 and subsequently sold to Louis XV. All the components of this service, which included 12 plates, were painted with a pink (rose) ground and polychrome scenes of the hunt, a favorite pastime of Louis XV. The hunting scenes on this service may have been inspired by the series of tapestries Les Chasses de Louis XV, made after designs by Jean-Baptiste Oudry.

Publication History
Milwaukee Art Museum News, September/October 2001, p. 7.

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