Covered Jar

French
about 1750–56
Made at Mennecy Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

18 x 13.3 x 12.1 cm (7 1/16 x 5 1/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1990a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain; silver mounts

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

White baluster form vase with silver mounted domed cover; flowers in relief, wreath the shoulder of vase, joined by two bows; the cover is circled by grapes and leafage, also in relief.

Markings

Porcelain: none. Silver: a hen's head, Paris discharge mark for small work, 1750-56.

Provenance

Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection