- Museum number
Soup-plate; hard-paste porcelain, greyish in tone, moulded, the upturned border with six large and six small lobes at the rim; decorated with naturalistic flower spray including roses and forget-me-nots painted in pink, orange, yellow, green, bright blue and grey in a rather dry palette in the centre, and three further sprays on the border, as well as four small scattered leaf sprays; there is a pink line near the rim; maker's mark.
- Production date
- 1777-1788 (circa)
Diameter: 24.10 centimetres
Height: 3.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Chavagnac, comte Xavier de and Grollier, marquis de, ‘Histoire des manufactures françaises de porcelaine’, Paris, 1906 p.416.
Text from Dawson 1994:
The absence of gilding and the comparatively simple decorative scheme suggest that this piece, which forms part of a dinner service, was part of the middle range of the factory's production. The price charged for pieces of this kind has not been discovered.
- Not on display
- Four chips and a crack to rim with some consequent discolouration.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number