The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Five plaques mounted in a secrétaire
  • Five plaques mounted in a secrétaire
  • Manufacture de Sèvres , (C501a-e)
  • Charles-Eloi Asselin (1743 - 1804), Painter, (C501c)
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1770 (plaque c)
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • a-b, Object size: 23 x 18.5 x 0.9 cm
    c-d, Object size: 12.2 x 17 x 0.5 cm
    e, Object size: 5.8 x 0.3 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enlcosing 'R' the date letter for 1770
    Painter's mark: 'A' for Charles-Eloi Asselin
    Label: Printed Sèvres label
  • C501
  • Oval Drawing Room
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  • Five plaques mounted in secretaire F308. A - B are painted with pastoral subjects covering the entire surface. C is decorated with an overglaze blue ground and painted in an oval coloured reserve with a group from the Italian Comedy. D is painted in an oval coloured reserve with three figures celebrating the wine harvest beneath a tree. E is a fake plaque, painted with an MA monogram, the M in flowers, the A in gilding; there is a gilded border.