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Sugar Bowl

A work made of hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, gilding.

Date:

1781

Artist:

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740
Painted by Philippe Castel (attributed to)
French, 1772-1796

About this artwork

Bird painting has always been popular at Sèvres. The birds (oiseaux) on this sugar bowl are drawn from engravings in Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, an 18th-century natural history treatise by the French naturalist Georges-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon (1707–1788). These engravings were first used as source material at Sèvres in 1781.

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Artist

Manufacture nationale de Sèvres (Manufacturer)

Title

Sugar Bowl

Origin

Sèvres

Date

1781

Medium

Hard-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, gilding

Dimensions

11 × 10.5 cm (4 5/16 × 4 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. Uihlein through the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1992.633a-b

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