DODIN, Charles-Nicolas
(b. 1734, Versailles, d. 1803, Sèvres)

Seven Plaques Mounted on a Pedestal Table

Soft-paste porcelain
Musée du Louvre, Paris

The seven porcelain "paintings" gracing the pedestal table-top crafted by Martin Carlin (c. 1730-1785) for Madame du Barry are held in place with bronze beadings. The Turkish-style central picture is after a painting by Carle Vanloo, The Concert of the Grand Sultan. The six plaques surrounding it feature painted gallant scenes, five of which after works by Watteau.

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