Vase

Porcelain vase of a baluster form with two intertwined gilded handles, each flanked by sprays of applied flowers. The vase has a rocky base, fluted rim with a purple scalloped band and a white body enameled with colorful sprays of flowers.
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  • Porcelain vase of a baluster form with two intertwined gilded handles, each flanked by sprays of applied flowers. The vase has a rocky base, fluted rim with a purple scalloped band and a white body enameled with colorful sprays of flowers.

Date:

1749/52

Artist:

Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740
(known as Sevres from 1756)
Designed by Jean-Claude Duplessis
French, active 1748-1774, died 1783

About this artwork

As the artistic director of the Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory, the Italian-born goldsmith and designer Jean-Claude Duplessis was responsible for many of the innovative forms of the Rococo and early Neoclassical styles that the factory produced. Duplessis designed porcelain vases, tea and dinnerwares, and gilt-bronze mounts for porcelain. These objects often possess a particularly sensual and organic quality that was new to porcelain at the time.

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European Decorative Art

Artist

Manufacture de porcelaine de Vincennes

Title

Vase

Origin

Vincennes

Date

1749–1752

Medium

Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding

Inscriptions

Marks: interlaced L's surrounding a dot, beneath, a dot, all in blue. Incised: Z or 2, on inside lip.

Dimensions

H. 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norman Chatain in memory of Professor Alfred Chatain

Reference Number

1959.474a

Extended information about this artwork

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