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Vase from a Garniture of Three Vases (Cuvettes "Courteille")

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory ||Duplessis, Jean-Claude __Designer ||Castel, Philippe __Painter ||Vincent, Henri-François __Gilder

On view in: French Drawing Room

About this object

Standing on scrolled feet, the rectangular, bulbous vase have molded handles of acantus design, all in white picked in gold. The front is decorated with a panel painted with exotic birds in a landscape framed with a narrow band of gold tooled with an overlapping disk design. An oval panel on the back is reserved with a gold border tooled with a rope design depicting floral bushes in a landscape setting. The background is composed of a painted field of thin, soft red stripes interrupted by an oeil de pedrix consisting of purple circles with a single dot in the center of each.

Object name:
Vase from a Garniture of Three Vases (Cuvettes "Courteille")
Made from:
Hard paste porcelain
Made in:
FRANCE: Sèvres
Date made:
vase __6.00 IN __9.90 IN
vase __15.24 CM __25.15 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK __.2 Marked in blue with crossed L's and ee within for 1782, all surmounted by a crown indicating hard paste, and .C. under- for Castel, painter of landscapes and birds, 1772-1797; also 2000 in gold for Vincent, gilder, 1753-1806.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Sèvres Porcelain at Hillwood","A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Sèvres Then and Now: Tradition and Innovation in Porcelain, 1750-2000"