The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Probably 'grande plateau carré'
  • Tray
  • Probably 'grande plateau carré'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Probably André-Vincent Vielliard (1717 - 1790), Painter, (fishing scene)
    Probably Jean-Baptiste Tandart (1729 - 1816), Painter, (flowers)
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1757
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Object size: 45.4 x 30 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'E' the date letter for 1757-1758
    Incised mark: '5'
  • C390
  • Back State Room
Commentary
History
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • The scene of children fishing is taken from an engraving by Jean-Baptiste Le Prince after one of eight decorative panels (now in the Frick Collection, New York) painted by or after Boucher for Madame de Pompadour. It was probably painted by André-Vincent Vielliard. This, the largest model of tray in the 1750s, would have supported up to four matching cups and saucers, a milk jug, sugar bowl and a teapot to form a tea service (déjeuner).