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Tray made as a table top

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The tray is of oblong shape with lobed corners and gently undulating sides. In the corner of the large shaped reserve is a pink ground foliate motif which is slightly warmer in hue than the pink ground that surrounds the reserve. Garlands of mixed flowers are painted to create the illusion of...

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Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter E, painter's mark L of Denis Leve (active at Sevres 1754-93, 1795-1805) below, both in blue enamel; encised c.


Possibly Earl of Rosebery, Mentmore Castle, England [see note 1]. By 1944, with Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York; December 28, 1944, Rosenberg & Stiebel sold to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] see Jeffrey H. Munger, in "The Forsyth Wickes Collection" (1992, p. 166).

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, 1757


Overall: 2.2 x 32.6 x 26.6 cm (7/8 x 12 13/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

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Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain