Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Tray
This is a drawing. It was company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory and possibly by Jacques-François Micaud. It is dated ca. 1766 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is brush and watercolor, gouache, pen and brown ink, black chalk on cream laid paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Under the patronage of Louis XV, the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory became one of the most influential factories in Europe. Sèvres continuously produced fashionable new designs which were widely admired and imitated. This drawing shows the plan and elevation of a scalloped tray. From this design, factory mold-makers and decorators could produce multiple copies. An extant piece of enameled soft-paste porcelain made to this design is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
It is credited
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.
Its dimensions are
36.7 x 29.4 cm (14 7/16 x 11 9/16 in. )
It has the following markings
Stamp in black ink, verso, Lugt 457d: Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration; Seal: portion of seal in red, upper right corner, verso: monogram "C.A."
It is inscribed
Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: N Nº 12. / Profille Du Dit plat et Sout font sc; lower center, vertically: "N Nº 12./ Plat avec le rebor de Bas relief Bleu / a Bouquet detaché
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for a Painted Porcelain Tray; Possibly by Jacques-François Micaud (French, ca.1732–1811); France; brush and watercolor, gouache, pen and brown ink, black chalk on cream laid paper; 36.7 x 29.4 cm (14 7/16 x 11 9/16 in. ); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-8317
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.