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Plate: C.65-1961

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (Production)

Description

Hard-paste porcelain plate with a white ground centre and beau bleu ground border. In the centre are the Imperial Arms of France in gold and black.

Hard-paste porcelain decorated with a beau bleu ground, transfer-printingin gold, and gilding. Circular with slightly shelving border and shallow well. On the underside there are two concentric ridges close together outside the foot ring, and two 1 cm apart inside the footring. The front is decorated in the centre, with the Imperial Arms of France printed in gold with black outlines. On the cavetto there is a band of gold acorns and oak leaves with tips pointing towards the centre. The border has a beau bleu ground printed in gold with two alternating motifs. (A) A sphinx wearing the Imperial crown flanked by ribbons, and a collar and star of the Legion of Honour (?) round its neck, sitting on two oak branches; and (B) An N resting on the back of an eagle, standing with outstretched wings on a thunderbolt, with the Imperial crown above the N. There are bands of gilding round the outer and inner edges of the border and on the exterior of the footring.

Notes

History note: Acquired by the testator before October 1948

Legal notes

Louis C.G. Clarke Bequest 1960

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.5 cm
Height: 2.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Sèvres ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

Early 19th Century
Production date: AD 1804 : date mark for 1804, but probably later

School or Style

Empire

Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels gold

Materials used in production

Glaze Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, transfer-printed, and gilded.
Glazing (coating)

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the le of Imple raised with two horizontal lines beneath

  • Text: M. Imple de Sèvres
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: an horizontal line with semi-circle in the centre, and below, the same, reflecting it (so it looks like a circle separated by two horizontal lines)

  • Location: On base, below factory mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in red enamel
  • Type: Date

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.65-1961
Primary reference Number: 75752
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Thursday 8 April 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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