The Wallace Collection

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Thirty-five plaques and two trays mounted in a cabinet
  • Thirty-five plaques and two trays mounted in a cabinet
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Guillaume Noël (1734 - 1804), Painter, (C500f)
    Jean-Jacques Pierre (born 1745 - 1746), Painter, (C500g-r)
    Antoine-Toussaint Cornailles (1735 - 1812), Painter, (C500s-u)
    Dominique Joffroy, Painter, (C500y, aa-bb, dd-ee)
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1766 (plaques)
    1800 - 1899 (trays)
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • a-d, Object size: 8.9 x 11.2 x 0.5 cm
    e-f, Object size: 8.9 x 6.2 x 0.5 cm
    g-r, Object size: 10.8 x 11.2 x 0.5 cm
    s-x, Object size: 10.8 x 6.2 x 0.5 cm
    y-ff, Object size: 15.3 x 6.2 x 0.5 cm
    gg, Object size: 4.7 x 48 x 1.3 cm
    hh-ii, Object size: 5.7 x 21 x 1.3 cm
    jj, Object size: 21.2 x 0.6 cm
    kk, Object size: 21.5 x 0.7 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls
    Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'N' the date letter for 1766
    Painter's mark: For Guillaume Noël
    Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'n' the date letter for 1766
    Painter's mark: 'P'' for Jean-Jacques Pierre
    Painter's mark: A quaver for Antoine-Toussaint Cornaille
    Painter's mark: 'P' probably for Dominique Joffroy, op. 1753-70
    Inscription: 'Sevre'
    Incised mark: '19'
    Incised mark: '35'
  • C500
  • Back State Room
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  • These thirty-five plaques, all decorated with green-ground borders, painted sprays of flowers, and gilding, were part of a lot 70 plaques which luxury dealer Philippe Poirier bought in 1766 to have them mounted in a cabinet (see F71) and writing table (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art).
    The two round trays on the doors were made in the eighteenth century, but decorated to match the plaques in the nineteenth century, when the cabinet was altered by London dealer Edward Holmes Baldock.