Calabre Teapot (théière Calabre)

Dublin Core

Title

Calabre Teapot (théière Calabre)

Subject

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 | Ceramic teapots—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Flowers in art | Plants in art | Levé, Dennis —Pictorial works

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | teapots | gilding-technique | porcelain painting (image-making) | floral patterns | flower (motif) | plant-derived motifs

Description

35mm color slide of a Calabre teapot (Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory). Much of the teapot is white, but the upper section of the body has a blue ground color. Gilt foliage separates the blue and white sections. Multi-colored bouquets of flowers are painted on the white ground. The handle, base, and edges of the lid are trimmed with gilding. The teapot has a painter’s mark for Dennis Levé, a "painter of flowers and ornaments” (active 1754–1805; see Tardy 1981, 552). The théière Calabre (Calabre teapot) was named in honor of Pierre Calabre, one of the factory’s shareholders, and later became “the most commonly made of all Sèvres teapots” (Dawson 1994, 101). The number 12 is handwritten on the slide.

Find more on the Calabre teapot in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.

Creator

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

Publisher

Seattle Art Museum Libraries

Date

1754 (date of object)
May 1990 (date of slide)

Contributor

Painter, Kirsten Blythe

Rights

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Format

application/jpg

Language

English | French

Type

still image

Spatial Coverage

France

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.

Citation

Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Calabre Teapot (théière Calabre),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed October 1, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2915.