Description The “front” reserve of this white vase was decorated by Charles-Nicolas Dodin (1734–1803), after François Boucher’s painting Interrupted Sleep, which was also known through an engraving. This painting of a shepherd teasing a sleeping shepherdess was made for the château de Bellevue for Madame de Pompadour, royal mistress to King Louis XV. The vase and cover are termed a "Vase cassolette Bachelier" after the designer of this shape, Jean-Jacques Bachelier (1724–1806).
Examined in preparation for exhibition.
Cleaned in preparation for exhibition.
Provenance Collection of the Baroness Burdett-Coutts [according to Hodgkins, remains to be verified]; E. M. Hodgkins Collection, Paris, no. 37 [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A. Seligmann, Rey and Co., New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Factory Mark] Intertwined Lls; [Date] Letter: P (1768); [Modeler's Mark] Incised: GL (?); [Decorator's Mark] In blue: K (Dodin, Charles-Nicolas [1732-1803])
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928
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