Plate from the Service Beau bleu vues hors d'Europe (Beautiful Blue Views outside Europe)

Made by the Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present. Decorated by Charles-Christian-Marie Durosey, French, active 1800 - 1830.

Made in Sèvres, France, Europe


Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration

Diameter: 9 inches (22.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 295, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Miss Elizabeth W. Lewis Collection, 1905

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The service to which this plate belongs was purchased jointly by the duc d'Angoulême and his father, who was then comte d'Artois and later King Charles X. The inscription under the painted scene reads (translated): Hut and banana trees on the Island of Cracatou, and an inscription on the reverse reads (translated): Near Java.

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