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A polychrome octagonal tray (plateau de table), the border reserved with foliage enriched with green and small leaves enriched with red on a blue ground.


Labels on underside from 1932 exhibition at Musee des arts decoratifs (#2320) and from the Papillon sale.


Until 1918, Georges Papillon (b. 1849 - d. 1918), Sevres, France; March 10-12, 1919, posthumous Papillon sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 115. By April 1932, Jacques Simon [see note 1]. By 1993, Edward M. Pflueger (b. 1905 - d. 1997) and Kiyi Powers Pflueger (b. 1915 - d. 2008), New York; 2006, bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006) Notes: 1. The tray is illustrated in Chompret et al., "Repertoire de la faience francaise" (Paris: Serge Lapina Imp., 1933), which was published to accompany the "Exposition retrospective de la faience francaise" at the Musee des arts decoratifs, Paris, in 1932. It was lent to this exhibition by Jacques Simon.

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Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection. Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger

French, about 1750

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Overall: 52.1 x 41 cm (20 1/2 x 16 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware




Ceramics, Pottery