Plate with Partridge Eye Décor and Buffon Bird (assiette, œil de perdrix, oiseau Buffon)

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Title

Plate with Partridge Eye Décor and Buffon Bird (assiette, œil de perdrix, oiseau Buffon)

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 | Plants in art | Trees in art | Birds in art | Dodin, Charles-Nicolas—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 | trees | Aves (class)

Description

35mm color slide of a plate (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). Its rim has a green ground color with “partridge eye” decoration (œil de perdrix), which consists of white circles framed by colored dots, each highlighted by a prominent gilded dot at the center.  The well of the plate has a white ground and is painted with a bird inspired by the works of Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon, in particular his celebrated work on birds, The Natural History of Birds (Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, 1770–86). This plate was painted by Charles-Nicolas Dodin (1734–1803; active 1754–1802), a painter whose “meticulous technique” was “unrivalled” at the porcelain factory (Savill 1988, 3:1029–30). The number 59 is handwritten on the slide.

See the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit for more details on Dodin, painter's marks, and dotted grounds such as “partridge eye” (œil de perdrix).

Creator

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

Publisher

Seattle Art Museum Libraries

Date

1793 (date of object)
20th century (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), “Plate with Partridge Eye Décor and Buffon Bird (assiette, œil de perdrix, oiseau Buffon),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed July 6, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2989.

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