Two Plates with Green Ribands (assiettes à rubans verts)


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Two Plates with Green Ribands (assiettes 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 | Taillandier, Vincent—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


35mm color slide of two plates (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). Each plate has a white ground color, encircled by a broad ribbon of gilt-trimmed green, known as a “green riband” (ruban vert). Within the curves of the ribbon are festoons of painted, multi-colored flowers. The edges of the plate are adorned with gilt foliage. At the center of the white ground is a small bouquet of colorful flowers. These plates are very similar to the design in “Plate with Green Ribands” (assiette à rubans verts, slide 19), but these are adorned with a single green band, in contrast to the two interwoven bands in 19. 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). It is possible that these plates were part of a dinner service belonging to Madame de Pompadour (Fritzsche 2018). The plates have a painter’s mark for Vincent Taillandier (1736–90; active 1753–90), a “painter, gilder, and burnisher” (Savill 1988, 3:1068; Eriksen and De Bellaigue 1987, 154 no. 192, 173n192). The number 24 is handwritten on the slide.


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


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


1759 (date of object)
September 1982 (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), “Two Plates with Green Ribands (assiettes à rubans verts),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed July 16, 2024,