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Covered Bowl and Stand

A work made of soft-paste porcelain and silver.
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  • A work made of soft-paste porcelain and silver.

Date:

c. 1750

Artist:

Mennecy Factory (France, 1750-73)

About this artwork

This covered bowl and stand, with only applied decoration and a clear lead glaze, reflects the broad interest in white, undecorated Chinese and Japanese wares in Europe in the eighteenth century. Referred to generally as blanc de Chine, these objects relied entirely on form and the purity of the porcelain clay for their beauty and interest. Many European factories, including Mennecy, Chantilly, Sèvres, Du Paquier, and Meissen, produced objects in imitation of blanc de Chine wares, though in the case of this covered bowl and stand, Mennecy has employed a classical rather than Far Eastern vocabulary. The overall form takes its inspiration from European silver, and the S-shaped handles and carefully modeled swags of leaves and currants are decidedly Western.

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Currently Off View

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Mennecy Factory (Manufacturer)

Title

Covered Bowl and Stand

Origin

Mennecy

Date

1745–1755

Medium

Soft-paste porcelain and silver

Dimensions

15 × 20.3 cm (5 15/16 × 8 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Victor Carlson

Reference Number

2019.1230

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