Ewer and basin

French
dated 1779
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, France

Accession Number

69.1286a-b

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration; silver gilt mounts

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Royal blue ground in imitation of lapis, with chinoiserie scenes in reserves, bordered by etched gilding; gilt floral decoration on white ground in band; gilt flecks and streaks; flat cover similar decoration; hinge not original. Basin similar decoration inside; outside white ground

Markings

Basin: Interlaced Ls with a crown above, the letter B to either side, triangular painter's mark below, all in gold. Ewer: same painted marks (barely legible); incised JR.

Credit Line

Gift of Rowland Burdon-Muller