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.
- Manufacture nationale de Sèvres
- Garniture of Three Flower Vases (Vases Hollandois)
- Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding
- Marked on the underside of one stand: interlaced L's enclosing date letter I for 1761; above the L's is the painter's mark for André-Vincent Vielliard, père; incised mark: cn
- 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.)
- Joseph Maier and Arthur Lewis Liebman Memorial: Gift of Kenneth J. Maier, M.D.