Tray (plat long uni)
Tray (plat long uni)
LCSH: Porcelain, French—18th century—Pictorial works | Porcelain, French—Private collections | Porcelain, French—Sèvres—18th century—Slide collections | Sèvres porcelain—18th century—Pictorial works | Slides (Photography)—Private collections | Fritzsche, Ulrich—Art collections—Pictorial works | Ceramic tableware—France—18th century | Platters—France—18th century | Painted trays—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Plants in art | Thévenet, Louis-Jean—Pictorial works
Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | trays | platters | porcelain painting (image-making) | gilding-technique | plant-derived motifs
35mm color slide of a tray (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). Against a white ground color are paintings of intertwined foliage at the center and along the gilded, scalloped edges. The tray has the painter’s mark for Louis-Jean Thévenet, also known as Thévenet père (the elder; b. 1707–d. after 1778; active 1741–1777), who was one of the “most skilled flower-painters” of his era (Eriksen and De Bellaigue 1987, 96; dates from Savill 1988, 3:1071). The number 26 is handwritten on the slide.
Find more details on Thévenet and painters’ marks in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.
Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object)
Seattle Art Museum Libraries
1760 (date of object)
20th century (date of slide)
Painter, Kirsten Blythe
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English | French
eighteenth century (dates CE)
Still Image Item Type Metadata
slide, scanned using an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner at 3200 dpi.
Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Tray (plat long uni),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed September 25, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2933.