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Ewer and Basin (Pot a l'Eau et jatte Feuille d'Eau)

A work made of soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding.

Date:

c. 1756- c. 1760

Artist:

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (French, founded 1740)
Probably designed by Jean-Claude Duplessis (French, c. 1695-1774)

About this artwork

Modeled with water lilies in relief, this rare ewer and basin set blends Rococo sensibility, with its emphasis on forms borrowed from nature, with the plastic potential of porcelain.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Jean-Claude Duplessis (Designer)

Title

Ewer and Basin (Pot a l'Eau et jatte Feuille d'Eau)

Place

Sèvres (Object made in)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1756–1760

Medium

Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding

Dimensions

Ewer: 17.8 × 13.1 × 7.7 cm (7 × 5 1/8 × 3 in.); Basin: 5 × 30.2 × 23.2 cm (1 15/16 × 11 7/8 × 9 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Harry and Maribel G. Blum, Annette M. Chapin, and Richard T. Crane, Jr., Funds

Reference Number

1984.821a-b

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