Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Tea tray (Plateau)

Artist:
Based on engravings by Pierre Brebiette (French, Mantes-sur-Seine ca. 1598–1642 Paris)
Date:
ca. 1725
Culture:
French, Rouen
Medium:
Faience (tin-glazed earthenware)
Dimensions:
Overall: 20 × 26 in. (50.8 × 66 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Pottery
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1834
Not on view
The central parade of child musicians is adapted from engravings by Pierre Brébiette (1598–1650). The black and yellow of the ground evoke the ebony, brass, and tortoiseshell marquetry furniture of André Charles Boulle (1642–1732) and his successors.
Marking: None
J. Pierpont Morgan (until 1917; to MMA)
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