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Plate

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Date:
1831
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
The Charles E. Sampson Memorial Fund, 1981
Accession Number:
1981.223.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 554
The portrait is of the seventeenth-century dramatist Molière.
Inscription: Written in medallion on front in violet: POQUELIN DE MOLIÈRE; written in script on back in black: Molière (Jean Baptiste Poquelin de) Littérateur: /né à Paris en 1620

Marking: Printed in blue on underside: [1] SÈVRES./31 below a six-pointed star, in a circle; painted in gold on underside: [2] B.f. 17.9 6.; painted in black on underside: [3] 1770; incised on underside: [4] various marks; [5] faint traces of another circular mark
[ Armin B. Allen , New York, until 1981; sold as a pair with 1981.223.2 to MMA ]
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