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  • Breakfast service (déjeuner), 1813
    Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present); Decorator (figural): Étienne Charles Le Guay (French, 1762–1846); Decorator (ornamental): Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (or Sinsson) (French, active 1795–1845)
    Hard-paste porcelain

    H. 1 in. (2.5 cm), L. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm), W. 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm)
    Signed (lower right of scene): E. C. Le Guay. 1813.
    Marks: [1] Sèvres factory mark 1810–14 (printed in red); [2] TZ in gold (year code); [3] 1226 (in brown); [4] 15 Juin (in gold)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Heineman, 1956 (56.29.1-8)

    This breakfast service was presented by Napoleon I to Princess Auguste-Amélie, wife of his stepson Eugène Beauharnais, on New Year's Day of 1814. The overall theme of the decoration was described in the factory records as the "loves of amors and nymphs," and the title given to the scene on the tray was "Accused Nymphs Appearing before the Tribunal of Love."

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  • Breakfast service (déjeuner), 1813
    Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present); Decorator (figural): Étienne Charles Le Guay (French, 1762–1846); Decorator (ornamental): Jacques-Nicolas Sisson (or Sinsson) (French, active 1795–1845)
    Hard-paste porcelain

    H. 1 in. (2.5 cm), L. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm), W. 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm)
    Signed (lower right of scene): E. C. Le Guay. 1813.
    Marks: [1] Sèvres factory mark 1810–14 (printed in red); [2] TZ in gold (year code); [3] 1226 (in brown); [4] 15 Juin (in gold)
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Heineman, 1956 (56.29.1-8)


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