Calabre Teapot (théière Calabre)


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Calabre Teapot (théière Calabre)


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


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.


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


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


1754 (date of object)
May 1990 (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), “Calabre Teapot (théière Calabre),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed November 29, 2023,