Plate with Braided Décor (assiette à cordonnet)

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Plate with Braided Décor (assiette à cordonnet)


LCSH: Porcelain, French—18th century—Pictorial works | Porcelain, French—Private collections | Porcelain, French—Vincennes—18th century—Slide collections | Vincennes porcelain—18th century—Pictorial works | Slides (Photography)—Private collections | Fritzsche, Ulrich—Art collections—Pictorial works | Ceramic tableware—France—18th century | Plates (Tableware)—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Fruit in art | Insects in art

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | decorative plates | plates (general, dishes) | porcelain painting (image-making) | gilding-technique | fruit (plant components) | Insecta (class)


35mm color slide of a plate (Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory). This object is called a “braided plate” (assiette à cordonnet) because the design imitates cord or braid, in this case on the gilded rim decoration (Dawson 1996, 60). The ground color along the rim is dark blue (known as bleu lapis). At the center of the white well is a painting of clustered fruit, with a few tiny insects scattered around it. The number 8 is handwritten on the slide.

Find more details on bleu lapis (lapis-lazuli blue) in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.


Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object)


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


ca. 1752 (date of object)
20th century (date of slide)


Painter, Kirsten Blythe


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English | French


still image

Spatial Coverage


Temporal Coverage

eighteenth century (dates CE)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

slide, scanned using an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner at 3200 dpi.


Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Plate with Braided Décor (assiette à cordonnet),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed May 27, 2024,