Pair of Vases (Vases à Pied de Globe)

A work made of soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, gilding, and gilt-bronze mounts.
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  • A work made of soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, gilding, and gilt-bronze mounts.

Date:

1769

Artist:

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
(French, founded 1740)
Designed by Charles Nicolas Dodin
(French, 1734-1803)

About this artwork

These rare urn-shaped Neoclassical vases were decorated by Charles-Nicolas Dodin, one of the major figure painters at Sèvres. An extremely versatile painter, he created chinoiseries (fanciful depictions of Chinese life), scenes after the Dutch painter David Teniers the Younger (1610–1690), mythological images, and pastoral subjects drawn from works by and after the French artist François Boucher (1703–1770). Dodin’s colors are often intensely saturated and luminous.

On View

European Decorative Art, Gallery 216

Artist

Manufacture nationale de Sèvres

Title

Pair of Vases (Vases à Pied de Globe)

Origin

Sèvres

Date

1769

Medium

Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, gilding, and gilt-bronze mounts

Dimensions

1977.220a-b: 35.9 × 13 × 11.1 cm (14 1/8 × 5 1/8 × 4 3/8 in.) 1977.221a-b: 35.2 × 12.9 × 11.1 cm (13 15/16 × 5 1/16 × 4 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

The Antiquarian Society Centennial Gift

Reference Number

1977.220a-b&221a-b

Extended information about this artwork

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