Covered Vase

French (Sceaux)
late 18th century
Made at Sceaux Manufactory, France (French)


Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 x 17.8 x 14 cm (9 1/4 x 7 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.2024a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed earthenware with colored enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Pair of elaborately decorated two handled vases with pierced covers. Artichoke finial repeating molded artichoke pattern on rim of vase. Covers each with 2 landscape reserves, diapered 2 tone rose ground, cartouche scenes, landscape, castle, boat. Motif on vase-scenes of a reclining woman, and man and woman, both scenes by the sea (.2024). Scenes of seated woman by arch, ruins; and Lady and Gentleman dancing to the Fiddler, by the sea (.2025). Square marbelized bases. Gilt bordering.

Markings

none

Provenance

1948, Lucien Lévy, Paris; June 8, 1948, sold by Lévy 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)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection