An image of Soup plate (assiette à potage)

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Soup plate (assiette à potage)

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

From a service acquired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1773 but returned to the factory a few years later. After additions the resulting large service was in part sold in 1781 and in part used as a diplomatic gift to Tipu Sultan, Sultan of Mysore, in 1788. The decoration is described in the factory records as point d’Espagne (the term refers to a lacework edging used on soft furnishings).

Year
1773
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
3.5 x 24.4 cm diam
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.185