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VASE WITH COVER (VASE ANTIQUE FERRÉ DIT DE FONTENOY), ONE OF TWO

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VASE WITH COVER (VASE ANTIQUE FERRÉ DIT DE FONTENOY), ONE OF TWO

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

Currently in storage


About this object

The ground is turquoise-blue. The cover is domed and topped by a gold pine cone; the lip of each vase has a band of raised white ovals and circles, outlined in gold; on the body are four raised shaped panels as if suspended by white looped ropes attached to rings on brackets; the arched panels topped by garlands of oak leaves and white ribbon bows; at the top of the stem is a ring of white pearls; around the base is a wreath of laurel; one panel contains a scene of a girl resting on a bench, and a youth contemplating her, and Falconet's statue of a cupid in the background, two have clusters of flowers and fruit, and the fourth has three interlaced wreaths. .3 shows woman sitting

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
VASE WITH COVER (VASE ANTIQUE FERRÉ DIT DE FONTENOY), ONE OF TWO
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
18th c.-19th c.
Size:
45.1 cm (17 3/4 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.15.3-4
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK .3 (vase) Crossed L's, V under; Bo incised; also label with number 50735 .4 (cover) Crossed L's, p v under
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973