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Plate from the "Service Des Départements"

Maker:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Date:
1827
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Diameter: 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mrs. Sid R. Bass Gift, in honor of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.57
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 554
The plate is part of a service depicting the regions of France. The center of each plate is decorated with a well-known topographical view and the border is painted with cameo portraits of famous figures from the region. The border decoration also includes symbols of the major local industries, products, and arts, and the garlands below represent the area's major agricultural crops.
[ European Decorative Arts Company , New York, until 2002; sold to MMA ]
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