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Sugar Bowl and Stand

A work made of soft-paste porcelain, underglaze blue ground, and gilding.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of soft-paste porcelain, underglaze blue ground, and gilding.


c. 1753


Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory
French, founded 1740 (known as Sèvres from 1756)

About this artwork

Bleu lapis was one of the ground colors most often found on Vincennes and Sèvres porcelains. The simple contrast of this dark color and the brilliant white of the porcelain body, accented by gilded ornaments, created a rich and sophisticated decoration.


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Applied Arts of Europe


Manufacture de porcelaine de Vincennes (Manufacturer)


Sugar Bowl and Stand


Vincennes (Object made in)

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Soft-paste porcelain, underglaze blue ground, and gilding


Sugar Bowl: 12.7 × 15.9 × 12.3 cm (5 × 6 1/4 × 4 13/16 in.); Stand: 4 × 26.1 × 20.7 cm (1 9/16 × 10 1/4 × 8 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

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

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