Covered Bowl and Stand
écuelle et plateau nouvelle forme
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Painted by Jacques Francois Louis de Laroche (French, active at Sèvres 1758 to 1759–1802), Gilder Michel-Barnabé Chauvaux, âiné (French, active at Sèvres 1752–88)
Overall (bowl with cover): 12.4 x 19 x 15 cm (4 7/8 x 7 1/2 x 5 7/8 in.) Overall (stand): 5 x 23.6 x 21.5 cm (1 15/16 x 9 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold
Not On View
The circular bowl has two ear-shaped handles composed of a looped acanthus leaf with two foliate terminals. The domed cover is surmounted by a pomegranate finial that is completely gilded. The circular stand has a central well and two handles composed of two scrolls with leaf terminals joined by a bow. The ground color is a dark blue (beau bleu). Reserved on the cover, bowl, and stand is a continuous band of alternating ovals and lozanges painted with a flower or a spray of flowers within gilt borders and undulating double band of tooled and burnished gilding runs on either side of this shaped reserve. The well of the stand is painted with a spray of flowers. The rims of the cover, bowl, and stand are gilded.
Bowl: interlaced Ls enclosing date letters cc, painter's mark for Jacques-Francois-Louis de Laroche (active at Sevres 1758/59 - 1802) to the right in blue enamel; gilder's mark of crossed lines of Michel Barnabe Chauvaux ainey, pere (active at Sevres 1752-88) below, in gold; incised 13 with a below and 43a. Stand: painted marks as above, illegible incised mark; on underside of cover: no 1? Q (partially obliterated) painted in black enamel.
By 1907, Edouard Chappey, Paris; March 11, 1907, Edouard Chappey sold through Galerie Georgies Petit, Paris, to Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection