Description This vase is decorated with a mythological scene, "The Sacrifice of Iphigenia," and bears an additional decoration of imitations of jewels composed of enamel drops over gold foil. The oviform vase has a blue (so called "bleu nouveau") ground and is decorated with a mythological scene, "The Sacrifice of Iphigenia," from Ovid's Metamorphosis on one side, and a landscape on the other. It bears an additional decoration of "jewels" composed of enamel drops over gold foil (pearls, rossettes, strawberry leaves, laurel leaves, and berries in white, green, and orange) around these scenes, and on the neck, foot, and cover. The pierced and gilded handles run along the full length of the vase.
Provenance E. M. Hodgkins Collection, Paris, no. 68; 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] Letters in blue: DD (1781)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928
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