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Medallion with Portrait of Louis XVI

A work made of hard-paste unglazed (biscuit) porcelain.

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  • A work made of hard-paste unglazed (biscuit) porcelain.

Date:

After 1774

Artist:

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740

About this artwork

Like his grandfather, Louis XV, Louis XVI (r. 1774–92) maintained a great personal interest in Sèvres and financed it with government funds. Beginning with his accession to the throne in 1774, commemorative portrait medallions such as these were issued with regularity until the French Revolution.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Manufacture nationale de Sèvres (Manufacturer)

Title

Medallion with Portrait of Louis XVI

Place

Sèvres (Object made in)

Date

1774–5000001

Medium

Hard-paste unglazed (biscuit) porcelain

Dimensions

5.7 × 0.9 cm (2 1/4 × 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Joseph Maier and Arthur Lewis Liebman Memorial: Gift of Kenneth J. Maier, M.D.

Reference Number

1994.414.1

Extended information about this artwork

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