Plate, 1768

  • Étienne Evans, French, 1733-1809
  • Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, French, active 1756 - present

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding

  • Overall: 1 1/8 × 9 13/16 inches (2.9 × 24.9 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 enclosing P] Painter's mark, on underside: [Evans] Marks, on underside, on large rectangular red-bordered label, in pencil: cabinet no 1 | 4= shelf | no 1 left | 1/12 Marks, on underside, on small rectangular red-bordered label, partly missing: Case Ri[ght] | of Do[or] | Bottom Marks, on underside, in red: 71.237

Inscribed, on underside, in black: La pie a courte queüe de Ceilan

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. 34, no. 182. 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. 184.

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory; Étienne Evans, 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, 71.237.