The Wallace Collection

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Plateau 'Courteille' (or plateau 'de chiffonière')
  • Tray
  • Plateau 'Courteille' (or plateau 'de chiffonière')
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1761
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Object size: 32.8 x 26.3 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'h' the date letter for 1761
    Painter's mark: The crescent associated with Louis-Denis Armand the Elder
    Incised mark: 'BP'
  • C491
  • Small Drawing Room
Commentary
History
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Although trays of this model could also be sold individually, they were mostly bought by luxury dealers who had them mounted as the top or shelf of small tables. This piece is decorated with a turquoise-blue ground overlaid with elaborate gilding of trellis-work and cartouches. The painting shows a landscape scene with birds and foxes and probably illustrates an unidentified fable. The contemporary table is by cabinetmaker Roger Vandercruse.