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Georges Clairin - Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt
Armand Point - Peacock Casket
Camille Alaphilippe - Woman with Monkey
Aristide  Maillol - Seated female nude with her left hand on her head. Study for The Mediterranean
Louis-Robert Carrier-Belleuse - The Struggle for Life vase
Léon  Lhermitte - Les Halles
Fernand Pelez - The Death of Emperor Commodus
Pierre-Auguste Renoir - Ambroise Vollard in a Red Scarf
Jean Carriès - My Portrait
Emile Gallé - Two-handled vase
Georges-Henri Lemaire - Silence or Immortality
Charles-Alexandre Giron - Woman wearing gloves, also known as The Parisienne
Paul Sérusier - Tricoteuse au bas rose
Pierre-Auguste  Renoir - Portrait of Madame de Bonnières
Berthe Morisot - Jeune fille en décolleté - La fleur aux cheveux
Pierre Bonnard - Conversation à Arcachon
Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat - Dish : The judgment of Paris
Joseph-Marius Avy  - Bal blanc
Marie Constantine Bashkirtseff - Parisienne, Portrait of Irma
Maurice Denis - Female bathers at Perros-Guirec
Fernand Pelez - La Vachalcade
Alfred Sisley - The Church at Moret (Evening)
Théophile Alexandre Steinlen - Ball on the 14th of July
Edmond  Aman-Jean - Miss Ella Carmichaël
Raoul Larche - Buste d'enfant (portrait présumé de Marcel Lerolle)
Sarah Bernhardt - Dagger : algues
 Baccarat Factory - Vase à décor de cactus
Emile Gallé - Commode, Le Sang d'Arménie
 Bracquemond (Félix), Rousseau (Eugène), Creil and Montereau factory - Round dish. Rousseau dinner service
Félix  Vallotton - Femme au bouquet
Emmanuel Frémiet - Le pélican gastronome
George Desvallières - Portrait de Mademoiselle Yvonne Robiquet
Léonard Agathon - Deux esquisses pour le Jeu de l'Echarpe

Compote dish. Rousseau dinner service

Bracquemond (Félix), Rousseau (Eugène), Creil and Montereau factory
8 x 28 cm

For the Rousseau dinner service, Bracquemond etched a large number of plant, bird and animal designs assembled onto twenty-eight plates. These plates were then printed and transferred onto paper. The different designs were cut out and applied directly to the earthenware.

The decoration was then coloured by workers at the pottery according to instructions provided by Bracquemond. The patterns of decoration mostly take the form of groups of three: a main subject and two associated smaller subjects.

The shape of the dish, attributed to the designer Eugène Rousseau, is more traditional and is inspired by Rococo patterns copied from 18th century porcelain. The sides of the dish have moulded ornamentation and blue painted decoration.

The originality of this dinner service, which combines 18th century shapes with Japanese-inspired decoration, immediately attracted attention. In his account of the International Exhibition held in London in 1871, Mallarmé paid tribute to “this admirable and unique dinner service decorated by Bracquemond with Japanese designs borrowed from the barnyard and fishing lakes, the most beautiful recent china that I have had occasion to see”.

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Inventory number : PPO03727
Acquisition details : Purchase, 2002
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