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Oval platter

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The oval tray has a broad flat rim and a small recessed center. It is decorated with a turquoise (bleu celeste) ground and medallions painted in the style of cameos with scenes and heads derived from antiquity and mythology. Gilt scrolling bands decorate the sections between the medallions, and...

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interlaced Ls enclosing date letters AA, painter's mark Y below, in blue enamel, incised C Mai in script.


By 1952, Duveen Brothers, New York; November 14, 1952, Duveen Brothers sold to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, 1778 (?)


Overall: 3.6 x 33.1 x 26.6 cm (1 7/16 x 13 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain