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Tureen and Stand (terrine et plateau)

Manufactory Sèvres Manufactory French
Antoine Joseph Chappuis

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 899

The tureen and stand here were among nearly six hundred pieces of Sèvres porcelain dinnerware the future king of Sweden and his brother received as gifts during their visit in 1771. Used for soup, this presentation piece would have remained on the table throughout the meal. Decorated with finely rendered, brightly colored birds, it matches the other parts of the service, including 264 plates, 32 assorted fruit dishes, dozens of platters, wine buckets, and punch bowls.

Tureen and Stand (terrine et plateau), Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present), Soft-paste porcelain, decorated in polychrome enamels and gold, French

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Image courtesy of The Royal Court, Sweden, photo © Lisa Raihle Rehbäck