Two Plates in Fallot Blue with Inlaid Flowers (assiettes en bleu Fallot, fleurs incrustées)

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Title

Two Plates in Fallot Blue with Inlaid Flowers (assiettes en bleu Fallot, fleurs incrustées)

Subject

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 | Plates (Tableware)—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Flowers in art | Plants in art | Pierre, Jean-Jacques —Pictorial works

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

Description

35mm color slide of two plates with inlaid flowers (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). Each rim has a broad band of dark blue known as bleu Fallot (Fallot blue), punctuated by circles of gilded dots and flower sprays. These flowers exemplify the technique known as fleurs incrustées (inlaid flowers), in vogue from 1766–71, and created by scraping away the ground color before the flowers are painted (Arend 1998, 83; Roth and Le Corbeiller 2000, 201). The scalloped lobes of the plates’ outermost rims are separated by distinctive “stylized fan-like motifs” (Hillwood 2017, no. 24.149.1), for which reason this style of plate has also been termed an assiette à palmes (plate with palm décor) (Arend 1998, 81). On the white wells of the plates are several painted pink roses. These plates are part of the “Morgan Service” named after a porcelain dealer in London (Arend 1998, 81; Fritzsche 2018). The plates have a mark for Jean-Jacques Pierre, known as Pierre jeune (the younger; active 1763–1800), a specialist in painting flowers, especially “border patterns of pansies, daisies, cornflowers” (Savill 1988, 3:1059). The number 45 is handwritten on the slide.

Read more about the color bleu Fallot at this page in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.

Creator

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

Publisher

Seattle Art Museum Libraries

Date

1771 (date of object)
June 1982 (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); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Two Plates in Fallot Blue with Inlaid Flowers (assiettes en bleu Fallot, fleurs incrustées),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed October 1, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2960.