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Bowl with cover and stand (écuelle ronde tournée et plateau ovale)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Flower painting by Nicolas Bulidon (French, active 1763–92)
Decorator:
Gilded by Michel-Barnabé Chauvaux (French, active 1752–88)
Date:
1777
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall (bowl and cover [a, b]): 4 1/8 × 6 3/4 in. (10.5 × 17.1 cm); Width (stand [c]): 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of John L. Cadwalader, 1914
Accession Number:
14.58.136a–c
Not on view
Covered bowls and stands such as this were used for serving either broth or soup. They were intended for individual use in the bedroom where soup was customarily served during the toilette, the elaborate dressing ritual that took place in the morning. The cover kept the contents warm, and bread was placed on the stand.
Marking: [1] Foliated crossed Ls enclosing Z in blue enamel (Sèvres factory mark and year letter for 1777)'
[2] Crossed Ls in blue enamel (Sèvres factory mark);
[3] Script B.n. in blue enamel (decorator's mark for Bulidon);
[4] Script Bn in blue enamel (decorator's mark for Bulidon);
[5] Musical sharp sign in gold (gilder's mark in Chauvaux);
[6] Script Th incised

Location of marks:
[1], [3], [5] on bottom of bowl
[2], [4]–[6] on bottom of tray
John L. Cadwalader (until 1914; bequeathed to MMA)
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