Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Salt (one of two) (part of a service)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Denis Levé (French, active 1754–93, 1795–1805)
Decorator:
Gilded by Michel-Barnabé Chauvaux (French, active 1752–88)
Date:
1783
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 3/8 × 2 5/8 × 3 1/4 in. (3.5 × 6.7 × 8.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of Emma T. Gary, 1937
Accession Number:
37.20.18
Not on view
Inscription: Sticker on underside: Dated 1783. Painted by Levé père. Gilded by Chauvaux, Snr.

Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing FF (Sèvres factory mark and date letter for 1783); [2] Script L (decorator's mark for Denis Levé)

Painted in gold enamel on underside: [3] Musical sharp sign (gilder's mark for Michel-Barnabé Chauvaux)
Emma T. Gary , New York (until 1937; bequeathed to MMA)
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