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BUTTER DISH WITH COVER AND ATTACHED TRAY (BEURRIER), ONE OF TWO

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (Manufacturer)

On view in: French Porcelain Room


About this object

The ground is turquoise-blue; the dish is round, covered, and attached to a tray; the cover has two panels reserved in white containing clusters of flowers, and a plain rectangular handle; the dish has two rectangular tabs, each with a hole extending upwards into cutouts on the lids; in the dish two panels with clusters of flowers on white; the tray has three panels each containing a single exotic bird in a landscape, and framed by floral sprays in gold and small curved areas of lattice.

Object name:
BUTTER DISH WITH COVER AND ATTACHED TRAY (BEURRIER), ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
18th c.-19th c.
Size:
19.5 cm (7 11/16 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.20.3-4
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK .2 Crossed L's, the date letter R outside the L's for 1770 (?) and the mark given to Genin, painter of animals and figures 1757-58 (?); 24 incised.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973