Cindy Sherman, Madame de Pompadour, Dinner Service, 1990

Item no. 357302-3
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    • 10-part dinner service: glazed porcelain, painted and printed
    • Cindy Sherman (b. 1954) – US-American artist and photographer
    • Each with the printed signature ‘Cindy Sherman’ and the title ‘Madame de Pompadour Née Poisson (1721-1764)’ and the handwritten numbering ‘9i/75’ on the underside
    • Manufactured by Ancienne Manufacture Royale, Limoges (with the printed signet)
    • Published by Artes Magnus, New York (with the printed signet)
    • 2 presentation plates: 30 cm diameter, 2 soup plates: 22.5 cm diameter, 2 dinner plates: 26 cm diameter, salad plates: 21.5 cm diameter and dessert plates: 19.5 cm diameter
    • In 2 original cloth-covered cardboard boxes: 36 x 36 x 12.5 cm
    • Provenance: Private collection, North Rhine-Westphalia
    • This object is sold through our Berlin office
  • Additional Information & Condition

    Additional Information & Condition

    In her work Cindy Sherman deals with role models and identity. For this she stages herself in the most diverse roles. The design of this set is inspired by the porcelain that Madame de Pompadour, the influential mistress of King Louis XV, commissioned at the Royal Manufactory in Sèvres. In the printed medallions on the presentation plates, Sherman presents herself as Madame de Pompadour.


    The service is in overall very good condition. Both boxes bear only slight signs of use.

    Cindy Sherman (b. 1954)

    Cindy Sherman studied from 1972 to 1976 at the State University College at Buffalo. First she was interested in painting, but soon she turned to the medium of photography. After her graduation, she moved to New York, where she still lives today. In her photographs she stages herself in different roles. To date, Sherman received many awards and honors, as the 1999 Goslar Kaiserring, the 2002 National Arts Award and the 2012 Roswitha Haftman price. In 1999, ARTnews magazine chose her among the ‘10 Greatest Living Artist’. (fea)

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