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Soup Plate

One of ten soup plates (65.1896-65.1905), from the service of Mme. du Barry. White ground, border decoration with blue cassoletts laced together by polychrome garlands of flowers. Rim has chin gilding, dotted in blue. Du Barry initials in center D in gold; B in garland of flowers.


interlaced Ls enclosing date letter S, painter's mark LB for Jean-Nicolas Le Bel jeune, (active at Sevres 1765-93) below, in blue enamel; illegible incised mark.


By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

assiette à potage

French, 1771

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain