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POTPOURRI VASE WITH COVER (POT-POURRI "POMPADOUR")

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POTPOURRI VASE WITH COVER (POT-POURRI "POMPADOUR")

Made by: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

On view in: French Porcelain Room


About this object

This covered urn has a turquoise-blue ground. The cover is domed, pierced with six oval holes surrounded by molded scrolls, and topped by a small white carnation. There are six similar holes on the shoulders of the ovoid body, and two shaped panels reserved in white, each containing a cluster of flowers. The urn is supported by a pedestal foot with two clusters of flowers in gold.

Category:
ceramics
Object name:
POTPOURRI VASE WITH COVER (POT-POURRI "POMPADOUR")
Made from:
Soft paste porcelain
Made in:
Sèvres, France
Date made:
1759
Size:
10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
24.78.1-2
Class:
CERAMICS
Signature marks:
MARK .1 (pot) Crossed L's, the date letter G for 1759, and L under for Levé (Denis), painter of flowers and birds 1754-1800; 4 incised
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973
Featured in publication:
"A Taste for Splendor: Russian Imperial and European Treasures from the Hillwood Museum","Sèvres Porcelain at Hillwood"