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Plate (assiette d'echantillons)

Ground color painted by Antoine Capelle, Flowers painted by Jacques-François-Louis de Laroche, Gilded by Henri Prevost le jeune, et al1782

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Sèvres porcelain manufactory produced numerous plates with a wide variety of decoration, either as matching sets or as part of dinner or dessert services. This example, however, is one of a small number of individually decorated plates intended for display rather than use. The gilding is more finely detailed and the floral reserves more delicately painted than normal. The reddish-brown ground flecked with gold was also experimental and was apparently not used for any other service.

Sèvres may have sold sample plates like this one as collector's items or for presentation to favored clients.

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  • Title: Plate (assiette d'echantillons)
  • Creator: Ground color painted by Antoine Capelle, Flowers painted by Jacques-François-Louis de Laroche, Gilded by Henri Prevost le jeune, et al
  • Date: 1782
  • Location Created: Sèvres, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 2.5 x 23 cm (1 x 9 1/16 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Soft paste porcelain, brown ground, polychrome enamel decoration and gilding
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Signature: Painted underneath with the blue crossed "L"'s of the Sèvres manufactory enclosing the date letters "EE" for 1782; the painters' marks for Capelle, (a blue triangle), and Laroche, ("Lr" in cursive); and the gilder's mark, an "HP" in gold for Prévost.
  • Object Type: Plate
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 88.DE.2
  • Inscription: Secondary Inscription: Incised underneath within the rim, "31a".
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S113
  • Department: Sculpture & Decorative Arts
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Decorative Arts

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