Lidded Bowl on Dish (écuelle ronde et plateau rond)

Object Details

Title:

Lidded Bowl on Dish (écuelle ronde et plateau rond)

Artist/Maker:

Painted by Pierre-Antoine Méreaud (French, active 1754 - 1791)
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1756 - present)

Culture:

French

Date:

1764

Medium:

Soft-paste porcelain with polychrome enamel colors and gilding

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Madame Louise of France, the eighth daughter of the French King Louis XV, probably drank from this bowl. Known as an écuelle, it would have held bouillon--a light, nourishing broth taken as a snack between meals. Madame Louise's monogram ML and the coat of arms of an unmarried royal princess are painted on the lid and dish.

Lidded bowls with accompanying dishes were produced in large numbers at the Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory in a variety of shapes, sizes, and decorative schemes. Royal coats of arms rarely appear on Sèvres porcelain, and monograms are almost as uncommon, except on certain dinner services.

Provenance
1764 - 1770

Louise of France , youngest daughter of Louis XV, 1737 - 1787 (château de Versailles, France), used until she left court to become a Carmelite nun.

before 1894

Mrs. Pauline Duvernay Lyne-Stephens, Franco-British, 1812 - 1894 (Norfolk, London, England and Paris, France) [sold, Christie's, London, May 9 et seq., 1895, lot 733, for £130], purchased at auction by William Boore.

1895

William Boore

before 1931

Mortimer Leo Schiff, American, 1877 - 1931 (New York City, New York), by inheritance to his son John M. Schiff.

1931 - 1938

John Mortimer Schiff, American, 1904 - 1987 [sold, Christie's, London, June 22, 1938, lot 25, to J. Paul Getty], sold to J. Paul Getty.

1938 - 1978

J. Paul Getty, American, 1892 - 1976, distributed by the estate of J. Paul Getty to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1978.

Exhibitions
J. Paul Getty: Life & Legacy (September 27, 2016)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), September 27 to September 27, 2016
Bibliography

Shifman, Barry. "A Newly Discovered Piece of Royal Sèvres Porcelain." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 6-7 (1978-1979), pp. 53-56, ill.

Wilson, Gillian. Selections from the Decorative Arts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983), pp. 66-67, no. 33.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 1st ed. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986), p. 169.

Sassoon, Adrian, and Gillian Wilson. Decorative Arts: A Handbook of the Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1986), p. 81, no. 173.

Savill, Rosalind. The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of the Sèvres Porcelain (London: Trustees of the Wallace Collection, 1988), vol. 2, pp. 648, 663, no. 33d, p. 665, no. 99c, pp. 800, 804, no. 36.

Shifman, Barry. "Eighteenth-Century Sèvres Porcelain in America." In Madame de Pompadour et la floraison des arts, Jean Bastien, Catherine Arminjon, eds. (Montreal: Musée David M. Stewart, 1988), pp. 118-23.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 3rd ed. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991), p. 185.

Sassoon, Adrian. Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain: Catalogue of the Collections (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991), pp. 81-83, no. 16.

Bremer-David, Charissa, et al. Decorative Arts: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue of the Collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993), p. 136, no. 227.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 4th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 218, ill.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 6th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001), p. 218.

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Wilson, Gillian. "Versailles au J. Paul Getty Museum." Versalia, Revue de la Société des Amis de Versailles 5 (2002), p. 103.

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