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Tray (plateau Courteille ou de chiffonière)

Carcass by an imitator of Bernard II van Risenburgh, Porcelain painted by Charles-Nicolas Dodin, copied from an engraving by André Laurent, et altable about 1900; plaque 1761

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

In 1758 the Sèvres porcelain manufactory introduced this shape, designed to be mounted onto a small table. The manufactory named the form, described in the Sèvres archives as a plateau de Courteille ou de chiffonière, after the marquis de Courteille, one of Louis XV's financiers, who represented the king's interest at Sèvres from 1751.

The Sèvres artist Charles-Nicolas Dodin copied the scene from a painting by François Boucher onto the plaque. The original painting was set into wood paneling above a door in an important Parisian townhouse, the Hôtel de Soubise. It became one of Boucher's most popular scenes in the 1700s, known through many prints that circulated widely throughout Europe.

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  • Title: Tray (plateau Courteille ou de chiffonière)
  • Creator: Carcass by an imitator of Bernard II van Risenburgh, Porcelain painted by Charles-Nicolas Dodin, copied from an engraving by André Laurent, et al
  • Date: table about 1900; plaque 1761
  • Location Created: Sèvres, France
  • Physical Dimensions: 67 x 34.6 x 28.3 cm (26 3/8 x 13 5/8 x 11 1/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Painted oak carcass, with a top [removed] of soft paste porcelain, with a pink ground, polychrome enamel decoration and gilding; gilt bronze mounts
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Signature: Underside of the porcelain top painted with the blue crossed "L"'s of the Sèvres manufactory enclosing the date letter "I" for 1761, above the painter's mark "k".
  • Object Type: Furniture
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: 70.DA.85
  • Markings: Markings: Stamped "B.V.R.B." and "JME" on underside of drawer.
  • Display Location: Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S110; Not currently on view
  • Department: Sculpture & Decorative Arts
  • Culture: French
  • Credit Line: Gift of J. Paul Getty
  • Classification: Decorative Arts

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