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Benjamin Franklin plate


Sèvres Porcelain Factory



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G333
Benjamin Franklin plate, Sèvres Porcelain Factory
Benjamin Franklin plate: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Glazed porcelain, enamel, gilt
Size: 1-1/16 x 9-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. (2.7 x 24.1 x 24.1 cm)
Creation Place: France, Sévres
Culture: France
Style: 19th century
Inscriptions: "X/Sevres/Y", in orange, on bottom
Physical Description: plate with flowers and fruit at rim; blue ring surrounding green profile bust, with "Franklin" in gilt on L; gilt trim
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of the Decorative Arts Council with proceeds from the 2001 Antiques Show and Sale
Accession Number: 2001.219
Artist: Sèvres Porcelain Factory, Paris, est. 1756
Role: Manufacturer
Life Dates: Paris, est. 1756
Added to Site: February 28, 2009