Results 1 2995
1597 Previous Next

Oviform Vase (Vase Paris nouvelle forme)
Additional Views Explore Object
Creative Commons License

Oviform Vase (Vase Paris nouvelle forme)


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
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

Download Image Add to Collection Creative Commons License

Period
1781
Medium
soft paste porcelain with enamels and gilt
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.568
Measurements
H: 16 9/16 in. (42.1 cm)
Geographies

Tags


    Thumbnail: Oviform Vase (Vase Paris nouvelle forme) Thumbnail: Oviform Vase (Vase Paris nouvelle forme) Thumbnail: Oviform Vase (Vase Paris nouvelle forme) Thumbnail: Oviform Vase (Vase Paris nouvelle forme) Thumbnail: Oviform Vase (Vase Paris nouvelle forme)
    Zoom Out Zoom In Back to Details  
    Full Size: Oviform Vase (Vase Paris nouvelle forme)