Manufacturer Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, French, active 1756 - present
Decorator Philippe Boucot, French, 1785-1791
Decorator André-Joseph Foinet, called La France, French, 1758-1839
Decorator Étienne-Gabriel Girard, French, 1785-1795
  • Covered Sugar Bowl and Stand
  • Sucrier de Monsieur le Premier et plateau (alternate title)
Date 1787
Medium Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding
Dimensions Overall: 4 3/8 × 9 1/4 × 6 inches (11.1 × 23.5 × 15.2 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband
Accession Number 71.252
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Fashionable Living: S330.2, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Marks, on stand, underneath, in blue: [interlaced L's enclosing "KK" (date mark for 1787)]
Mark, on stand, underneath, in blue, below date: [mark of painter Boucot]
Marks, underneath the stand, in gold: [marks of gilders Girard and La France]
Marks, incised: 34
Inscriptions Inscribed, on stand, underneath, in blue: Courly de | Madagascar, Moineau de Cayenne, harle hupe male | de Cayenne, Le Père noire de la Martinique
Inscribed, on cover, underneath, in blue: petite Peruche à | gorge jaune de | Cayenne, Le grandtraquer | des Philippines
until 1906, Chéreméteff family (St. Petersburg, Russia);
(Asher Wertheimer, London, England);
(Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA;
1939-1971, purchased by Anna Thomson Dodge (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA);
1971-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Notes of the Historic Chéreméteff Sèvres Porcelain on View at the Galleries of Mr. Asher Wertheimer. Exh. cat., Wertheimer Galleries. London, no. 413.

Winokur, Ronald L. "The Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Dodge Memorial Collection," Bulletin of the DIA 50, no. 3 (1971): pp. 43-51.

Dell, T., et al. The Dodge Collection of Eighteenth-Century French and English Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. New York and Detroit, 1996, no. 63, pp. 199-200, (ill.) p. 199.