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Plat 'd'entremets du roi'
  • Serving dish
  • Plat 'd'entremets du roi'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1757 (with later decoration)
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Diameter: 31 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'D' the date letter for 1756-1757 Painted in gilding
  • C468
  • Small Drawing Room
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  • This plate with an undulating border and relief decoration was one of the models introduced with the Louis XV service, commissioned by the King in 1751 and delivered between 1753 and 1755. It is presently decorated with a green ground, painted with sprays of flowers and fruit, and gilded with cartouches of scrolls, flowers and foliage.
    Part of the gilding were added at a later stage, probably to conceal damage that had occurred during the initial firings.
    The plate may originally have been intended for the green-ground service presented by Louis XV to the King of Denmark in 1758 and rejected because of the damage. Alternatively, as indicated by the thick, uneven ground colour, it was originally decorated with flowers on white ground and the green was applied to cover up flaws.
    The plate was mounted in table F311 in the nineteenth century.