Enfilade

Exhibition | From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue

Posted in exhibitions by Editor on May 8, 2015

Now on view at The Frick:

From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue: French Porcelain at The Frick Collection
The Frick Collection, New York, 28 April 2015 — 24 April 2016

Curated by Charlotte Vignon

19169007_0Between 1916 and 1918, Henry Clay Frick purchased several important pieces of porcelain to decorate his New York mansion. Made at Sèvres, the preeminent eighteenth-century French porcelain manufactory, the objects—including vases, potpourris, jugs and basins, plates, a tea service, and a table—were displayed throughout Frick’s residence. From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue brings them together in the Portico Gallery, along with a selection of pieces acquired at a later date, some of which are rarely on view. The exhibition presents a new perspective on the collection by exploring the role Sèvres porcelain played in eighteenth-century France, as well as during the American Gilded Age.

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