Description This unusual red vase is part of a suite of three that Louis XVI purchased in the Porcelain Dining Room at Versailles in December 1782 for 6,000 livres. The ormolu mounts are attributed to Jean-Claude Duplessis, fils (1730-1783).
- Splendors of Versailles. Mississippi Arts Pavilion, Jackson. 1998.
Provenance Collection of Louis XVI, King of France, Chateau de Versailles, King's Apartment, December 1782, by purchase [from the maker at the annual Sèvres Manufactory exhibition]; Philippe Sichel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; William T. / Henry Walters Collection, Baltimore, November 25, 1891, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Factory Mark] Intertwined Lls; In gold: crown; [Date] Letter in gold: EE (1782); [Gilder's Mark] In gold: flower (attributed to Nicolas Schradre)
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters, 1891
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