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Saucer

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Célestin-Stanislas Lamarre (active 1816–24)
Artist:
After a painting by Jean-François Robert (French, recorded 1806–34 and 1836–43)
Date:
1822–23
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5 15/16 in. (15.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gift in Memory of Frederick P. Victoria, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.276.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 554
The portrait is of Louis, Dauphin of France (1729–65), father of Louis XVI, Louis XVIII, and Charles X, and is based on a painting of 1767 by Alexandre Roslin (1718–1793).
Signature: Signed at lower left, in script: Lamarre

Inscription: Written in gold, in exergue: Fontainebleau, / côté de la pièce d'eau.

Marking: Printed in blue on bottom: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing fleur-de-lis above Sevres / 23; painted in gold on bottom: [2] [-] 26 gbre 23; painted in green on bottom: [3] 30 m 22; incised on bottom: [4] SD; [5] VI
Louis XVIII, King of France (after 1824) ; [ Michel Meyer , Paris, until 1993; sold to MMA ]
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