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SUGAR BOWL (SUCRIER "MELISSIN") FROM THE SOUTH AMERICAN BIRDS SERVICE (ONE OF TWO)

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SUGAR BOWL (SUCRIER "MELISSIN") FROM THE SOUTH AMERICAN BIRDS SERVICE (ONE OF TWO)

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: Pavilion Hallway


About this object

This sugar bowl has two bold gilded c-shaped handles simulating sugar canes and ending with bees where they meet the top of the bowl. Each side is painted with a different hummingbird with a swag of seeds and husks hanging below them. The cover is flat and is bordered by stylized leaves and flowers; the knob is a gilded pinneaple. The flat tray has a narrow standing rim painted with stylized leaves and flowers outside and a wavy ribbon and tendrils inside; the center of the tray is painted similar leaves and flowers arranged as an oval medallion. All these borders and swags are in shaded dull rust red and gold.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
SUGAR BOWL (SUCRIER "MELISSIN") FROM THE SOUTH AMERICAN BIRDS SERVICE (ONE OF TWO)
Made from:
Hard paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1819-1820
Size:
4 1/4 × 10 in. (10.8 × 25.4 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.136.11
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK .11 (bowl) Marked in blue on the back with the crossed L's enclosing a fleur-de-lis and Sèvres, 20. Also inscribed in gold: MC. 15 juillet, and D.Y for the gilder Charles Christian Marie Durosey; S B incised. .12 (cover)
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"