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

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

Date:

1756/60

Artist:

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740
Designed by Jean-Claude Duplessis (probably)
(French, fl. 1745/48-1774, d. 1783)

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.

On View

European Decorative Art, Gallery 216

Artist

Manufacture nationale de Sèvres

Title

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

Origin

Sèvres

Date

1756–1760

Medium

Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding

Dimensions

Ewer height: 7.5 cm (6 7/8 in.) Basin: 30.2 × 23.5 cm (11 7/8 × 9 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

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

Reference Number

1984.821a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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