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Tray (plateau), part of Breakfast Service (déjeuner)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Figural decoration by Étienne Charles Le Guay (French, 1762–1846)
Decorator:
Ornamental decoration by Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (or Sinsson) (active 1795–1845)
Date:
1813
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
1 x 14 3/4 x 13 1/8 in. (2.5 x 37.5 x 33.3 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Heineman, 1956
Accession Number:
56.29.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 553
This breakfast service (56.29.1–.8) was presented by Napoleon I to Princess Auguste-Amélie, wife of his stepson Eugène Beauharnais, on New Year's Day of 1814. The overall theme of the decoration was described in the factory records as the "loves of amors and nymphs," and the title given to the scene on the tray was "Accused Nymphs Appearing before the Tribunal of Love."
Signature: At lower right of scene, in script: E.C. Le Guay. 1813.

Marking: Stamped on underside in red enamel: [1] Crowned eagle with "Manufacture / Imperiale / SEVRES" printed around mark (Sévres factory mark 1810–14); painted in gold below Sèvres factory mark: [2] TZ (year code); painted in brown: [3] 1226; painted in gold: [4] 15 Juin; incised in gold, in script: [5] Oz:5; [6] Le V
Rudolf Heinemann-Fleischmann (until 1956) ; Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Heineman (until 1956; to MMA)
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