Description This form of vase with angular handles hung with laurel garlands was introduced at Sèvres in 1768. The gilded arabesques on the turquoise or "bleu céleste" ground were painted by the gilder M.B. Chauvaux, le père. It is one of a pair with WAM 48.570.
Provenance Madame Dhainaut Sale, Paris, May 1924, no. 46; E. M. Hodgkins Collection, Paris, no. 46 [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 Visible marks. [Factory Mark] Intertwined Lls; [Date] Letter in blue: U (1773); [Gilder's Mark]: # (Chauvaux, Michel Barnabé, père [1752-1788])
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928
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