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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery

Tray

1774 (dated)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This piece and companion are painted in trompe l'oeil style imitating wood (the graining imitates deal). Tray and teapot would have been part of a 'solitaire'; a tea service meant for one person composed of a tray, teapot, tea cup, sugar bowl and milk jug. Complete sets are rare.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in enamel colours
Brief Description
Tray, tin-glazed earthenware, painted in trompe l'oeil style as a wooden tray, Niderviller pottery and porcelain factory, France, 1774
Physical Description
Tray, tin-glazed earthenware, painted in trompe l'oeil style as a wooden tray (the graining imitates deal) to which a piece of paper painted with a landscape in pink enamel has been fixed
Dimensions
  • Length: 33.3cm
  • Width: 19.8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
The enamelling is signed 'J. deutsch del. S. culpt a [or interlaced 'C's in monogram] Niderviller, 1774'
Object history
Bought from the Aigoin Collection.
Subjects depicted
Summary
This piece and companion are painted in trompe l'oeil style imitating wood (the graining imitates deal). Tray and teapot would have been part of a 'solitaire'; a tea service meant for one person composed of a tray, teapot, tea cup, sugar bowl and milk jug. Complete sets are rare.
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
A. Lane, French Faïence, 1948, pl. 78B
Collection
Accession Number
481-1870

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record createdJune 7, 2004
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