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Sèvres Dish

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Dates 1880
24.80cm diameter (9.76 inches diameter)
Origin France
Description An extraordinary Sèvres documentary pâte-sur-pâte celadon ground dish, decorated in shades of green with a quatrefoil panel issuing vases, scrolls and arabesques within an elaborate shaped blue ground panel against the celadon ground, the white pâte-sur-pâte ornament enriched with gilding and outlined in black incorporating the monogram of BH, the border with a gilded geometric design

The dish is signed and dated by Horace Désiré Bieuville. Bieuville was an accomplished designer, decorator and painter who was active at Sèvres between 1879 and 1925 and whose work was exhibited at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900 better known in English as the 1900 Paris Exposition (held in Paris, France, from 14 April to 12 November 1900), to celebrate the achievements of the past century and to accelerate development into the next