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Print, Pot-à-Oille (Design for a Tureen with Handle for the Empress Josephine), plate 46, in Recueil de decorations intérieures (Collection of Interior Decorations)

This is a Print. It was designed by Charles Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine. It is dated 1812 and we acquired it in 1920. Its medium is etching on cream wove paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

The fact that a pre-eminent architect of the royalist era was able to survive in Napoleonic France is visible in Josephine’s choice of Charles Percier to create table articles, such as this tureen design, as well as the interiors of her residence, Malmaison.

This object was donated by Advisory Council. It is credited Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council.

Its dimensions are

Open: 40.6 × 57.2 × 4.4 cm (16 in. × 22 1/2 in. × 1 3/4 in.) H x W: 40.5 × 27.5 cm (15 15/16 × 10 13/16 in.) Platemark: 37.8 × 26.4 cm (14 7/8 × 10 3/8 in.)

It is signed

Signed in plate, lower left: Par Percier et Fontaine.

It is inscribed

Inscribed in plate, upper right: Pl. 46.; center: Détail en grand, de l'une des Anses du Vase ci-dessous.; lower center: Pot-à-Oille, éxécuté à Paris, pour S. M. l'Imperatrice.

Cite this object as

Print, Pot-à-Oille (Design for a Tureen with Handle for the Empress Josephine), plate 46, in Recueil de decorations intérieures (Collection of Interior Decorations); Designed by Charles Percier and Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine; France; etching on cream wove paper; Open: 40.6 × 57.2 × 4.4 cm (16 in. × 22 1/2 in. × 1 3/4 in.) H x W: 40.5 × 27.5 cm (15 15/16 × 10 13/16 in.) Platemark: 37.8 × 26.4 cm (14 7/8 × 10 3/8 in.); Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council; 1921-6-377-47

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