Description A major innovation at the Sèvres manufactory during the Second Empire (1852-70) was the introduction a technique of relief decoration known as "pâte-sur-pâte." The figure of the nymph has been created by successively applying several layers of a white clay slip over the pink ground.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Factory Mark]: in red: N, crown, décoré à Sévres, 69; in green: S.68.
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters
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