Description The model for this vase, still preserved at the Sèvres manufactory, is labeled "vase à cartels, modèle de Hébert." (This name might refer to Thomas-Joachim Hébert, a marchand-mercier, or to a secrétaire du roi, also named Hébert.) The harbor scene is by Jean-Louis Morin. The "bleu lapis" ground color has been gilded in a "caillouté," or pebbled pattern.
Provenance E. M. Hodgkins Collection, Paris, no. 24 [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 [Modeler's Mark] Impressed in base: cn (possibly for Charles Cejourné, répareur and sculptor)
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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