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SMALL COSMETIC JAR (POT À POMMADE), ONE OF TWO

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SMALL COSMETIC JAR (POT À POMMADE), ONE OF TWO

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: French Drawing Room


About this object

The ground is pink, the jar has two medallions reserved in white, each containing a painting of a single exotic bird perched on a leafy branch, and framed by a narrow plain gold band, gold floral swags on the pink ground link the tops of the two medallions, the cover has a white center surrounded by a gold floral wreath edging the pink rim, the original porcelain knop on the cover has been replaced by gilt bronze acorns and leaves.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
SMALL COSMETIC JAR (POT À POMMADE), ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1779
Size:
3 1/4 × 2 1/8 in. (8.3 × 5.4 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.105.1-2
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK .1 (jar) with crossed L's and bb for 1779; Also with N under for Aloncle (Francois-Joseph) painter of birds, animals and attributes, 1758-1781., and L F in gold, possibly the mark of a painter and gilder named La France, 1775-93
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973