Ewer for 65.1989a

French
About 1765–70
Made at Mennecy Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall (basin): 6.4 x 29 x 24.4 cm (2 1/2 x 11 7/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1989b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold; gilt-metal mounts

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Pear shaped ewer domed cover hinged to handle by a bronze doré mount. Scalloped embossed base ribs terminating at neck decorated with festoons and garlands of flowers; flower and leaf finial oval basin, scalloped edge, ribs rising from floral center; festoons and garlands drape the border connected by bows. Flower center on basin very warn. Incision marks Basin: “2 D.V.” Incision Marks: Ewer: “2 D.V. 4”

Markings

incised .d.D,V,.

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