The Wallace Collection

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Ecuelle 'unie pour le turc' of the first size and plateau 'ovale à bord de relief'
  • Covered Bowl and Plateau
  • Ecuelle 'unie pour le turc' of the first size and plateau 'ovale à bord de relief'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Jean-Baptiste Tandart (1729 - 1816), Painter
    Possibly Charles Buteux (1719 - 1782), Painter, (trophies)
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1760 - 1761
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Bowl and Cover, C426, Object size: 15.3 x 21.5 cm
    Plateau, C427, Object size: 6.2 x 31.5 x 23 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'H' the date letter for 1760-1761 Painted
    Painter's mark: ' ּ ּ ּ ' for Jean-Baptiste Tandart Painted
    Incised mark: 'Gd' and '4'
  • C426-7
  • Back State Room
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Bowls and plateaux of this kind were used for broths or soups. They were not used at the dinner table, where plate-like soup bowls were favoured, but in the bedroom or boudoir where they could be used to serve food during the lengthy toilette. The plateaux could contain croutons or bread and the cover kept the contents warm and free of hair powder. This example, of a model of the 1750s intended for the Turkish market, was painted by Jean-Baptiste Tandart with trophies including a trumpet with a banner, an oboe and tambourine, a plumed straw hat, an astrolabe, a telescope, a furled map and a pair of dividers.