Sèvres porcelains were presented by the French government to members of the American committee that organized the erection of the Statue of Liberty. Among them was Richard Butler, who received this one.
Signature: Written in white along lower edge of blue section: Gob.R
Marking: Printed in yellow-brown inside foot:  RF/DECORE A SEVRES/85 within circle (factory mark for petit feu decoration, 1872–99); printed in blue inside foot:  S.83 within rounded oblong (factory mark of manufacture, 1848–99); incised on underside:  LV (presumably Lauth-Vogt, but not recorded);  OH.88.6
Artist: Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, Anizy-le-Château 1824–1887 Sèvres)Date: 19th centuryMedium: Red chalk, heightened with white chalk, touches of black chalkAccession: 1991.266On view in:Not on view