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Assiette uni: C.45-1961

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Assiette uni


Factory: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
Painter: Levé, Denis
Gilder: Buteux, Pierre-Théodore




Soft-paste porcelain plate, decorated with a green ground on the rim, and painted in enamels with a central gardening trophy, and on the rim with three floral reserves framed and linked by gilding.

Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and decorated with a green ground, painting in blue, green, yellow, dark pink, mauve, pale greey, and brown enamels, and gilding Circular with gently sloping rim and shallow well. There is a suspension hole in the footring.The well has a white ground painted in polychrome with a gardening trophy comprising a basket, a cornemuse and a watering can tied with pink ribbon; a bird's nest and two doves; a spade, rake and a hoe or houlette tied with blue ribbon; a gourd, sprays of oak and olive leaves and a garland of flowers and foliage. The border has a green ground with three round-ended rectangular reserves, each framed by a gilt band, and painted with a spray of polychrome flowers and foliage. The reserves are linked by three swags of flowers with gilt crossed palms over the central one. There are gold bands round the inner and outer edges of the rim.


History note: Louis C.G. Clarke, Leckhampton, Cambridge.

Legal notes

L.C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24.7 cm
Height: 2.9 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Sèvres ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-04-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, third quarter#
Louis XV
Production date: AD 1770 : The plate bears the date letter for 1770


The authenticity of this plate is doubted.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( blue, green, yellow, dark pink, mauve, pale greey, and brown) gold
Rim composed of ground colour ( green)

Materials used in production

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, decorated with green ground colour, painting in blue, green, yellow, dark pink, mauve, pale greey, and brown enamels, and gilding.

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: interlaced L's enclosing R

  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Factory mark
  • Text: L
  • Location: On base, below the factory mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Painter's mark
  • Text: ....
  • Location: On base, next to painter's mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Gilder's mark

Inscription present: in script

  • Text: M
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.45-1961
Primary reference Number: 75153
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 13 September 2023 Last processed: Friday 15 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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