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A Sèvres soft-paste soup-plate dated 1771 from a service delivered to Madame du Barry
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A Sèvres soft-paste soup-plate dated 1771 from a service delivered to Madame du Barry
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A Sèvres soft-paste soup-plate dated 1771 from a service delivered to Madame du Barry
decorated with a central golden 'DB' monogram, the rim with garlands of flowers and cassolettes, marked with the interlaced LL, letter date S for 1771, mark of the painter Guillaume Noël; (two chips in the rim)
Diam. 24,5 cm ; 9 2/3  in.
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Provenance

Jeanne Bécu Gomard de Vaubernier, comtesse Du Barry (1743-1793)
Ministry of the Interior, 1796-1810

Adela Ocampo de Heimendahl, Paris & Buenos Aires (acquired from the artist)

Madeleine Ocampo de Casares-Lumb, Buenos Aires (by descent from the above)

Alberto Casares Ocampo, Buenos Aires (by descent from the above)

Thence by descent

Literature

C. Baulez, Madame Du Barry, de Versailles à Louveciennes, exhibition 1992, p 173, Jeffery Munger, Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain, The Forsyth Wickes collection in the Museum of Fine Arts o Boston, 1992, p. 200, n° 148, and D. Peters, Sevres Plates and Services of the 18th century, 2015, vol. II, n°71-7, pp. 471-474

Catalogue Note

The service is cited in the inventory of Madame Du Barry's property realized during the French Revolution, the 7 fructidor year II (24 August 1794, Archives of Yvelines, No. IV Q36) in which listed are 106 service plates and 38 soup plates, a single plate missing from 145 delivered in 1771. The service described as fond blanc à guirlandes et petits vases avec la Chiffre DB (white ground with garlands and small vases with the initials DB) was confiscated and sent to the Ministry of the Interior for the Minister Pierre Bénézech's use. It was further mentioned in the Ministry's inventory in 1810 (NA, O2, 474). Ten soup plates from Madame Du Barry's service are in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and two others at the Musée de Sèvres.

Style : Mobilier, Objets d’art et Orfèvrerie

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