Double bottle cooler

Seau a liqueur ovale

French
about 1755-1756
Made at Vincennes Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Overall: 11.2 × 31 × 14.2 cm (4 7/16 × 12 3/16 × 5 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1986.993

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, colored enamels and gilding

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Oval, high-sided tub with flaring, shaped rim. Bracket handles terminating in acanthus. Interior mounted for sliding divider (missing). Bleu celeste ground with cartouche-shaped reserves containing floral bouquets framed in gold.

Markings

Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter "C", an unidentified painter's mark below, all in blue enamel. Incised H ?

Provenance

Sotheby's London (23 May 1967): lot 86 (according to note on catalog worksheet).

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie