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Plate from the "Service figures et accessoires japonaise"

c. 1875
Félix-Joseph-Auguste Bracquemond (French, 1833–1914) Made for Haviland & Co., Limoges, France (1842–present)

This porcelain plate from Félix Bracquemond’s “Figures et accessoires japonais” Service (Service with Figures and Japanese Accessories) is based on a rare print by the artist known as Treize grâces japonaises (Thirteen Japanese Graces), an example of which is in the Bibliothèque National, Paris. Bracquemond’s plate is transfer printed and hand painted with images arranged asymmetrically.

The museum's plate was part of a large special order from Haviland and Company that included the addition of the conjoined monogram “DB” to each piece. Based on customs entries by Haviland for the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition of 1876, it appears likely that pieces from this service were shown there, along with two of Bracquemond’s other Japanizing porcelain sets, the “Parisien” Service (Paris Service); 2018-6-15) and the “Fleurs et oiseaux jetés” Service (Service with Scattered Flowers and Birds; 2018-6-52).

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