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


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.