Ecuelle and stand

Ecuelle et plateau nouvelle forme

French
1782
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Painted by Jean-Jacques Dieu (French, active at Sevres 1777–91, 1794–98, 1801–11)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Overall: 12.3 x 23.5 cm (4 13/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1982.212a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Ecuelle and stand of circular shape with slightly domed cover with gilt bud and berry finial. The bowl and stand each have two pierced foliate and gilt handles. Both pieces are decorated with a veined puce marbelized ground reserved with elaborate gilt scrolled and lime green cartouches enframing delicately painted Chinoiserie vignettes depicting figures in landscapes with houses and water conversing, playing, cooking, and skinning animals.

Markings

Both pieces marked with crowned interlaced Ls flanked by the date letters EE and painter's mark for Jean-Jacques Dieu, all in underglaze blue. Stand is also marked with "41" in underglaze blue and incised "AP".

Provenance

By 1981, Antique Porcelain Company, New York (stock no. 3970); 1982, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1982)

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund