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COVERED TUREEN (POT-À-OILLE "À OLIVES")

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: Dining Room


About this object

The ground is white. Molded gilt strap-like bands encircle the top edge of the pot and descend to acanthus leaves on four scrolled feet. On front and back of the pot is a medallion painted with large clusters of flowers and fruit in natural color. A medallion under each of the two handles is painted with garden tools. The lid and the oval tray each have four medallions like those on the pot and the platter, in addition, a central medallion depicting a bird cage and sheath of wheat among other motifs. The scrolled handles have gilt molded acanthus and laurel leaves.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
COVERED TUREEN (POT-À-OILLE "À OLIVES")
Made from:
Hard paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1780-1790
Size:
H. 14 × W. 13 × D. 10 1/2 in. (35.6 × 33 × 26.7 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.134.1-2
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK The platter and pot were originally marked with the crossed L's, the crown and a date letter in gold, now almost entirely effaced; Each piece is also marked 2000 in gold for the gilder Henry-Francois Vincent the Younger (1753-1806). The marks were probably obliterated during the French Revolution.
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"Sèvres Then and Now: Tradition and Innovation in Porcelain, 1750-2000","Sèvres Porcelain at Hillwood"