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plate with portrait of Mme la Male Bessières
  • Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, manufacturer
    active 1756–present
    Jean Georget, painter
    1763–1823
    born: Paris, France ; died: Paris, France
  • plate with portrait of Mme la Male Bessières, 1804
  • Where object was made: France
  • porcelain
  • Gift of Mrs. William B. Thayer
  • On view: Simons Gallery, 316, C7
  • 1963.0012.12
Description
Exhibitions

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 portrait of a woman (identified as Mme la Maréchal Bessières) in a green dress.