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Monteith, 1768

  • François-Joseph Aloncle, French, 1734-1781
  • Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, French, active 1756 - present

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding

  • Overall: 5 × 11 1/2 × 7 3/4 inches (12.7 × 29.2 × 19.7 cm)

Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband


On View

  • Fashionable Living: Kanzler Room S330


European Sculpture and Dec Arts

Date mark, underneath, in blue: [interlaced L's enclosing P; for 1768] Painter's mark, underneath, in blue: [Aloncle] Incised, near the foot rim: 5 IP Marks, underneath, on circular label: 14 Marks, underneath, on octagonal label, in ink: Case 4/1 Marks, underneath, in red: 71.219

Inscribed, underneath, in black: Gros aras Vert et | grinperau le mur Damerique Inscribed, underneath, in black: Lapie a courte queü de Ceïlau | et moucherole do Cap francois

until 1906, Chéreméteff family (St. Petersburg, Russia)

(Asher Wertheimer, London, England)

(Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA)

1939-1971, purchased by Anna Thomson Dodge (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA)

1971-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Notes on the Historic Chéreméteff Sèvres Porcelain on View at the Galleries of Mr. Asher Wertheimer. Exh. cat., Wertheimer Galleries. London, nos. 14, 15. Winokur, Ronald L. "The Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Dodge Memorial Collection." Bulletin of the DIA 50, no. 3 (1971): pp. 43-51. Cayeux, J. de. "Le décor d'oiseaux colorés à Vincennes et à Sèvres." Sèvres, no. 2 (1993): pp. 30, no. 46 [as Aloncle], 32, no. 86 [as Aloncle], 34, no. 173 [as Aloncle], no. 177 [as Aloncle], 36, no. 230 [as Aloncle]. Dell, T., et al. The Dodge Collection of Eighteenth-Century French and English Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. New York and Detroit, 1996, no. 59, pp. 192-194, (ill.) p. 193, (ill.) p. 194.

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory; painted by François-Joseph Aloncle, Monteith, 1768, soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband, 71.219.