Covered bowl and stand
ecuelle ronde tournée et plateau ovale
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)
Other (Bowl): 10.2 x 15 x 11.7 cm (4 x 5 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.) Other (Cover): 3.3 x 20.3 x 16.2 cm (1 5/16 x 8 x 6 3/8 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 two interlacing branches with leaf terminals. The domed cover is surmounted by a
finial in the form of a twisted branch with leaves and berries. The oval stand has an undulating rim and a circular well to fit the foot of
the bowl. The cover, the bowl, and the stand are decorated with garlands and wreaths of flowers, shells and fans painted in carmine enamel,
and elongated scrolls of green (vert) enamel enclosed by gilding. The branch finial is painted naturalistically in brown, green, and
carmine. The well of the stand is green and has a scalloped gilt border and a central gilt medallion. Gilt dentil bands decorate the rims of
the cover , the bowl, and the stand.
Bowl: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter K, painter's mark of three dots for Jean-Baptiste Tandart aine (active at Sevres 1754-1800) below, in blue enamel. Stand: painted marks as above; incised LL.
Lucien Lévy, Paris [see note 1]; by 1953, probably sold by Lévy to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI [see note 2]; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)
 According to a paper label affixed to the bottom of the stand.  The objects were published by Émile Tilmans, "Porcelains de France," (Paris, 1953), p. 41, as in a private collection, New York (probably the Wickes collection). Forsyth Wickes purchased several objects from Lucien Levy in the 1950s.
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection