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Fruit dish (compotier carré) (one of six) (part of a service)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Charles-Louis Méreaud (French, active 1756–80)
Decorator:
Possibly gilded by Étienne-Henry Le Guay (French, active 1748–49, 1751–97)
Date:
1780
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/2 × 8 1/4 × 8 1/4 in. (3.8 × 21 × 21 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of Emma T. Gary, 1937
Accession Number:
37.20.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 547
Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing cc (Sèvres factory mark and date letter for 1780); [2] A comma (decorator's mark for Charles-Louis Méreaud)

Painted in gray enamel on underside: [3] Script LG (possibly gilder's mark for Etienne-Henry Le Guay)

Incised on underside: [4] a 3 o
Emma T. Gary , New York (until 1937; bequeathed to MMA)
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