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Saucer (one of nine) (part of a service)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Nicolas Bulidon (French, active 1763–92)
Decorator:
Gilded by Boileau jeune (French, active 1783–89)
Date:
1787
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of Emma T. Gary, 1937
Accession Number:
37.20.122
Not on view
Marking: Painted in gold enamel on underside: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing ii (Sèvres factory mark and date letter for 1787); [2] Script Bn.(decorator's mark for Nicolas Bulidon); [3] A dot within a dotted circle (gilder's mark for Boileau jeune)

Incised on underside: [4] 44
Emma T. Gary , New York (until 1937; bequeathed to MMA)
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