Sèvres China Tray

Tea Tray, Victoria and Albert Musem

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Title

Sèvres China Tray

Subject

[no text]

Description

Though not the traditional "blue and white china" associated with Wilde and the larger Aesthetic movement, this tray is described as "old" in the text (Wilde 91). It is brought to Dorian's room with letters and tea by his valet.
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This tea tray in the image was manufactured by Sèvres in the mid-eighteenth century. Perhaps one like it was the inspiration for Dorian's tray in the novel. According to the Victoria and Albert Museum database, this collection piece is
made of "soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt," depicting a floral pattern.

Creator

Oscar Wilde
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Sèvres porcelain factory

Source

The Picture of Dorian Gray
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http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O99011/plateau-de-d-a-tiroir-tray-sevres-porcelain-factory/

Publisher

Penguin Books
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Victoria and Albert Museum

Date

Wilde's text/ 1891
Penguin/ 2000
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Tea Tray Image
1757-1758

Contributor

Hannah Phillips

Rights

Penguin Books, Victoria and Albert Museum

Relation

[no text]

Format

Tea Tray
Width: 17.3 cm maximum, Width: 24.5 cm

Language

[no text]

Type

Text, still image

Identifier

[no text]

Coverage

[no text]

Citation

Oscar Wilde ---- Sèvres porcelain factory, “Sèvres China Tray,” Objects and Interiority in Dorian Gray, accessed December 18, 2018, https://doriangrayarchiveeng578.omeka.net/items/show/5.

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