Plate, 1768

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

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding

  • Overall: 1 1/8 × 9 7/8 inches (2.9 × 25.1 cm)

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


On View

  • Fashionable Living: S330.2


European Sculpture and Dec Arts

Marks, on underside, in blue: [interlaced L's inclosing P; for 1768] Painters mark, on underside, in blue: [Aloncle] Marks, on underside, on octagonal label: Case | 3/12 Marks, on underside, on rectangular, red-bordered label: Case Left | of Door | Bottom Shelf Marks, on underside, in red: 71.235 Marks, on underside: [remnants of removed labels]

Inscribed, on underside, in black: La Bergerounete | D'amerique

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)

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): p. 29, no. 7. 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. 53, pp. 183-185, (ill.) p. 183.

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory; François-Joseph Aloncle, Plate, 1768, soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband, 71.235.