Plate with Green Ribands (assiette à rubans verts)


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Plate with Green Ribands (assiette à rubans verts)


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

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


35mm color slide of a plate (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). The white ground color is encircled by a border of interwoven, broad green ribbons, known as “green ribands” (rubans verts), whose edges are highlighted by a delicate line of gilding. The plate is decorated with festoons of multi-colored flowers, both in the center of its white ground and within the interwoven spaces of the green ribands, while the rim is adorned with gold flower sprays. The green ribands here are similar to those on the “Two Plates with Green Ribands” (assiettes à rubans verts, slide 24), but here two ribbons are interlaced, in contrast to the single green bands in slide 24. This green riband design is also found on “Knife Handle with Green Ribands (manche de couteau, à décor rubans verts à pois d’or, slide 18). This plate is from a service produced for Maria Theresa (1717–80) (Eriksen and De Bellaigue 1987, 307–8). The number 19 is handwritten on the slide.


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


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


1758 (date of object)
May 1990 (date of slide)


Painter, Kirsten Blythe


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English | French


still image

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Temporal Coverage

eighteenth century (dates CE)

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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), “Plate with Green Ribands (assiette à rubans verts),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed June 6, 2023,