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Medallion with Portrait of Louis XVI

A work made of hard-paste unglazed (biscuit) porcelain.

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  • A work made of hard-paste unglazed (biscuit) porcelain.


c. 1774–c. 1792


Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740

About this artwork

Like his grandfather, Louis XV, Louis XVI (r. 1774–92) maintained a great personal interest in Sèvres and financed it with government funds. Beginning with his accession to the throne in 1774, commemorative portrait medallions such as these were issued with regularity until the French Revolution.


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Applied Arts of Europe


Manufacture nationale de Sèvres (Manufacturer)


Medallion with Portrait of Louis XVI


Sèvres (Object made in)

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c. 1774–1792


Hard-paste unglazed (biscuit) porcelain


5.7 × 0.9 cm (2 1/4 × 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Joseph Maier and Arthur Lewis Liebman Memorial: Gift of Kenneth J. Maier, M.D.

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