Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fruit dish (compotier ovale) (one of two) (part of a service)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Jean-Jacques Pierre the Younger (French, active 1763–1800)
Decorator:
Gilded by Michel-Barnabé Chauvaux (French, active 1752–88)
Date:
1782
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 10 5/8 in. (3.8 × 19.1 × 27 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of Emma T. Gary, 1937
Accession Number:
37.20.41
Not on view
Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing EE (Sèvres factory mark and date letter for 1782); [2] P, a comma (decorator's mark for Jean-Jacques Pierre the Younger)

Painted in gold enamel on underside: [3] Musical sharp (gilder's mark for Michel-Barnabé Chauvaux)

Incised on underside: [4] 22
Emma T. Gary , New York (until 1937; bequeathed to MMA)
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