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Getty Center, Museum South Pavilion, Gallery S110
Tray (plateau Courteille ou de chiffonière)
Sèvres France Paris France (Place created)
table about 1900; plaque 1761
Painted oak carcass, with a top [removed] of soft paste porcelain, with a pink ground, polychrome enamel decoration and gilding; gilt bronze mounts
67 × 34.6 × 28.3 cm (26 3/8 × 13 5/8 × 11 1/8 in.)
Gift of J. Paul Getty
In 1758 the Sèvres
The Sèvres artist Charles-Nicolas Dodin copied the scene from a painting by François Boucher onto the plaque. The original painting was set into wood paneling above a door in an important Parisian townhouse, the Hôtel de Soubise. It became one of Boucher's most popular scenes in the 1700s, known through many prints that circulated widely throughout Europe.
Possibly Miss H. Cavendish-Bentinck [offered for sale, Christie's, London, March 3, 1893, lot 123, unsold]
Possibly John Cockshut [sold posthumously, Christie's, London, March 11, 1913, lot 92, to Harding]
Unknown, mounted to a table bearing the false stamp B.V.R.B.
Private Collection (England)
Rosenberg & Stiebel, Inc. (New York City, New York), sold to J. Paul Getty, 1949.
1949 - 1970
J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976, donated to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1970. Plaque removed from table in 1991.
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