Description Marie-Thérèse-Louise, Princesse de Lamballe (1749-1792), a noted beauty and friend of Queen Marie-Antoinette, was murdered during the Revolution. This object was aquired from E.F. Bonaventure, dealing in rare books and prints, who may have also collected French objects. Sèvres produced such biscuit, or unglazed, white porcelain on a blue ground in imitation of Josiah Wedgwood's jasper ware.
Provenance E.F. Bonaventure [dealer], New York [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1909, by purchase [for receipt see WAM Archives, Vertical File, Chronologic: 1909]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Label] On back, paper: Princesse de Lamballe en ancien biscuit de Sevres
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1909
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