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One of a Pair of Vases (Vase à bandes)
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One of a Pair of Vases (Vase à bandes)


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Description This neoclassical vase (one of a pair) is distinguished by its satyr-head handles. The ground is a color known as "bleu nouveau," and rich oak and laurel garlands in gold surround the painted decorations. At Sèvres, a plaster model for this oviform shape is inscribed with the name of the sculptor Etienne-Maurice Falconet (1716-1791), but the designer was more likely the director of sculpture at the manufactory, Louis-Simon Boizot (1743-1809). Jean-Louis Morin (1731-1787) decorated the vase with harbor scenes (which seems to recall a tapestry after David Teniers II), and Jean Pierre Boulanger père (1722-1785) was responsible for the gilding. There is a similar vase in the Wallace Collection, as well as in the Palazzo Pitti in Florence.
Provenance Lady Ashburaton Collection (?). E. M. Hodgkins Collection, Paris [1]. A. Seligmann, Rey and Co., New York; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] no. 45
Inscriptions [Factory Mark] In blue: Intertwined Lls; [Date] Letter in blue: Y (1776); [Decorator's Mark] In blue: M (Morin, Jean-Louis); [Gilder's Mark] In blue: B (Boulanger, Jean Pierre)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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Period
1776
Medium
soft paste porcelain with enamels and gilt
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.560
Measurements
Overall H: 16 3/4 in. (42.6 cm)
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Not On View

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