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plate with portrait of Mal Bessières Duc d'Istrie
  • Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, manufacturer
    active 1756–present
    Jean Georget, painter
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France
  • plate with portrait of Mal Bessières Duc d'Istrie, 1804
  • Where object was made: France
  • porcelain
  • Gift of Mrs. William B. Thayer
  • Not on display
  • 1963.0012.11

Napoleonic porcelain service. Black/dark blue with gold designs of flowers, wreaths with an "N" inside, and rings of leaves. In the center is a circular portrait of a man (identified as Maréchal Bessières Duc d'Istrie) in military garb and a red sash.