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Sèvres porcelain sauceboat and stand

Sèvres porcelain sauceboat and stand

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Currently not on view
Object Name
sauceboat
tray
stand
date made
1846
1864
place made
France: Île-de-France, Sevres
Physical Description
green (overall color)
red (overall color)
ceramic, porcelain (overall material)
gilt (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall sauceboat: 5 3/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 14.605 cm x 21.59 cm x 9.525 cm
overall tray: 1 1/8 in x 11 1/8 in x 7 in; 2.8575 cm x 28.2575 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
CE.P-117ab
catalog number
P-117ab
accession number
225282
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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This saucier is from the famous Capraire porcelain set used by the king Louis-Philippe 1er of France in the Tuileries Castle. The design was first made for Napoléon I for the Castle of Rambouillet. After that, Louis-Philippe reused it as the big diner set for his first residence. It was also used by Napoléon the third. The shape of it is call « lamp » in reference to old antique Roman oil lamp.

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