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 | Plants in art | Birds in art | Chappuis, Antoine-Joseph—Pictorial works
Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | decorative plates | plates (general, dishes) | porcelain painting (image-making) | gilding-technique | plant-derived motifs | Aves (class)
35mm color slide of a plate (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). It has a turquoise ground color around the rim, white ground in the center, and scalloped edges. At the center of the white well is the gilded monogram LPR, for Prince Louis de Rohan, “in two tones of gold, surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves” (Hillwood 2017, no. 24.66.1). Set against the turquoise-blue rim are three white oval reserves with paintings of birds in landscapes. Between the painted reserves are gilded scrolls and swags. On the bottom is the painter’s mark for Antoine-Joseph Chappuis, known as Chappuis aîné (the elder; 1743–87; active 1756– or 1761–87), who specialized in birds, landscapes, and flowers (Savill 1988, 3:1018–20; Tardy 1981, 532; Eriksen and De Bellaigue 1987, 158). The number 43 is handwritten on the slide.
Find more details on Chappuis 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
1771 (date of object)
March 1980 (date of slide)
Painter, Kirsten Blythe
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English | French
eighteenth century (dates CE)
Still Image Item Type Metadata
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 (assiette),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed November 30, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2958.