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Dessert plate

Dessert plate

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1750 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sceaux pottery factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. H. Fitzhenry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case A2, shelf 4

Physical description

Circular plate with lobed and scalloped border, the centre painted in coloured enamels with a Chinese man alongside a gigantic flowering branch, the border painted with insects and the edge picked out in brown

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1750 (made)


Sceaux pottery factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

'-C-' over '-S-'
Mark for Chapelle Sceaux, painted in brown enamel

Descriptive line

Earthenware dessert plate, Chinese figure next to gigantic flowering branch, by Sceaux pottery factory, France, ca. 1750

Production Note

Acquired as Marseilles; then attributed to the factory of Honoré Savy (Marseilles); reattributed to Sceaux; illustrated Arthur Lane, French Faïence, 1948, pl. 91A as Sceaux c. 1750-60; for an almost indentical plate with this mark dated c. 1750 see Dorothée Guillemé Brulon, Paris & Rouen - Sources et rayonnement, Histoire de la Faïence Francaise, Paris, 1998, p. 149 right.



Subjects depicted

Flowers (plants); Insects


Ceramics; Earthenware; Tableware & cutlery


Ceramics Collection

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