Forme Appliquee (Historique) by Joseph Kosuth

Forme Applique, designed 1991
42-piece dinner service (6 complete settings)
edition of 75 in each color (black or white)

$4,400 (white)
$5,400 (black)

Each setting includes 6 pieces: presentation plate, dinner plate, salad plate, soup bowl, dessert plates, cup & saucer


JOSEPH KOSUTH has created a 42 piece dinner service entitled "Forme Appliquee (Historique)", that consists of six unique patterns which reflect the 200 year history of Limoges' porcelain production. All original decoration has been removed and replaced with the name of the pattern and the date when the service first appeared. This information is placed on each of the seven pieces of the plate setting in the artist's chosen typeface, Copperplate Gothic Bold Extended.

The dinner service, which is manufactured in Limoges, comes in two versions: black letters on white porcelain, or platinum letters on black porcelain. Each color version is limited to an edition size of 75 and is signed and numbered.