The Wallace Collection

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Marronnière 'tenant au plateau'
  • Chestnut Basket and Cover
  • Marronnière 'tenant au plateau'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1759 - 1760
  • Soft-paste porcelain, gilded
  • Basket, Object size: 16.4 x 13.6 cm
    Plateau, Object size: 26.8 x 20.8 cm
    Total, Height: 13.3 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'G' the date letter for 1759-1760
    Painter's mark: A smoking candle in a candlestick, presumable for an unidentified ground-colour painter
    Incised mark: 'Li'
  • C473
  • Back State Room
Further Reading
  • In the dessert service, marronniérres were for serving marrons glacés. Presumably the baskets were pierced to allow air to circulate round the chestnuts so they did not become too moist, and excess sugar or syrup could drip into the shallow well of the plateau.