From Sèvres to Fifth Avenue

French Porcelain at The Frick Collection

Exhibition Website

Apr 28 2015 - Apr 24 2016

Frick Collection

New York City, NY

Between  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.

Credit: Exhibition Overview from the Frick Collection website 

  • Decorative Arts
  • European
  • 18th Century
  • Ceramics / Porcelain / Pottery

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