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Plate (part of a service)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Charles-Louis Méreaud (French, active 1756–80)
Date:
1772
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of Emma T. Gary, 1937
Accession Number:
37.20.63
Not on view
Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing T (Sèvres factory mark and date letter for 1772); [2] A comma (decorator's mark for Charles-Louis Méreaud)

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