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Plate with the arms of the Bourbon-Condé family

These eight plates (65.1956–65.1963) and three cups and saucers (65.1968a-b, 65.1969a-b, 65.1970a-b) formed part of a service ordered by Louis-Joseph de Bourbon-Condé (1736–1818), for the Menagerie at the chateau of Chantilly. The circular plate has a scalloped rim edged in blue. The center...

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Marks

hunting horn with P in script in blue enamel

Provenance

About 1765-1770, delivered to Louis-Joseph de Bourbon-Condé, Prince of Condé, (b. 1736 - d. 1818), for the Ménagerie on the grounds of the chateau of Chantilly . [See note 1] Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] The 8 identical plates from this service currently in the MFA collection were acquired by Forsyth Wickes in 2 groups.The provenance of both groups is given here: 6 of the plates: By 1947, Pauline Riggs Noyes; February 7-8, 1947, sold by Pauline Riggs Noyes at Parke Bernet, New York, lot 98. By 1947, with Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York; February 12, 1947, sold by Rosenberg & Stiebel to Forsyth Wickes. 2 of the plates: By 1948, Mrs. H. Dupuy, New York; April 2-3, 1948, sold by Mrs. H. Dupuy at Parke Bernet, New York, and bought by Forsyth Wickes.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, about 1765–70

Accession Number

65.1960

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain decorated in blue enamel

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain