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Teapot from a tea service for twelve


Christophe-Ferdinand Caron ; Sèvres Porcelain Factory



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G310
Teapot from a tea service for twelve, Christophe-Ferdinand Caron      ;    Sèvres Porcelain Factory
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Porcelain, enamel, gilt
Size: 8 x 8 x 4 1/4 in. (20.32 x 20.32 x 10.8 cm)
Creation Place: Europe, France, Sèvres
Culture: Europe, France
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: Inscription; Stampon bottom: [Le Lion et le Moucheron] [L'Elephant et le Singe de Jupiter] stamped on bottom: [M.Imp te de Sèvres, 7]
Physical Description: Presented by Emperor Napoleon the First to Prince William of Prussia in 1808; painted with scenes from the Fables of La Fontaine
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Groves Foundation Fund
Accession Number: 81.101.1a,b
Artist: Christophe-Ferdinand Caron, French, 1774 - 1831
Role: Decorator
Nationality: French (Sèvres)
Life Dates: French, 1774 - 1831

Artist: Sèvres Porcelain Factory, Paris, est. 1756
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Paris, est. 1756
Added to Site: February 28, 2009