Garniture of Three Flower Vases (Vases Hollandois)

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:

c. 1761

Artist:

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740
Painted by André-Vincent Vielliard
(French, 1717-90, active 1752-90)

About this artwork

A garniture, or set, of vases usually consisted of three or five vases, which could vary by size or shape, shown as a group on mantles or furniture. Each of these vases is comprised of two parts: vase and stand. Water was poured into the lower portion through the openings around the stand and was drawn up through holes into the fan-shaped vase.

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European Decorative Art

Artist

Manufacture nationale de Sèvres (Manufacturer)

Title

Garniture of Three Flower Vases (Vases Hollandois)

Origin

Sèvres

Date

1756–1766

Medium

Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding

Dimensions

1994.373.1a-b, 1994.373.2a-b: 17.6 × 17.6 × 12.7 cm (6 7/8 × 6 7/8 × 5 in.) 1994.373.3a-b: 19 × 19.5 ×14.3 cm (7 1/2 × 7 11/16 × 5 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Joseph Maier and Arthur Lewis Liebman Memorial: Gift of Kenneth J. Maier, M.D.

Reference Number

1994.373.1a-b,2a-b&3a-b

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