Tray (plat long uni)

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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


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); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Tray (plat long uni),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed September 25, 2022,