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Object ID #18632335

This is a Drawing. It was company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. We acquired it in 1989. Its medium is pen and brown, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on tan paper mounted on gray-blue paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Table services were some of the finest objects produced by the royal Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. This design for a plate with coffee as its subject was one of 36 dishes that illustrated scenes related to the production of foods served for dessert. Figures in the scene engage with coffee in a variety of ways—women in the background grind and roast beans, men inside the house explain the coffee plant’s botany, and women and children pour coffee.

This object was catalogued by Julie Pastor.

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Object ID #18632335; Company: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; pen and brown, black ink, brush and brown, black wash, white gouache, red crayon, graphite on tan paper mounted on gray-blue paper; 1989-13-26

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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