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Ice Pail with Cover and Liner, one of two; Seau à Glace

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Ice Pail with Cover and Liner, one of two; Seau à Glace

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: French Porcelain Room

About this object

The ground is turquoise-blue; the pattern is cabbage leaf enclosed below by a gold swag of flowers and leaves; panels on front and back each enclose clusters of flowers in color on white; smaller panels under the handles enclose each a landscape with two exotic birds. The standing rim of the cover has on the outside three cabbage leaves each with two exotic birds in a landscape and three inside each with a cluster of flowers and fruit; the bottom of the cover has three gold garlands linking the blue areas; the handles are rectangular; the pot rests in three bun feet.

Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
FRANCE: Sèvres
Date made:
18th c.-19th c.
overall __6.62 IN __ __ __6.75 IN
overall __16.83 CM __ __ __17.14 CM

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
MARK __.4 (pot) Crossed L's, and B d under- for Badouin, gilder 1750-1800 (?). .5 (cover) Crossed L's, the date letter R for 1770 (?)
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973