Marroniere (Chestnut bowl) with cover and stand

French
1766
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

13.97 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1981.740a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, colored enamels, gilding

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Quatrfoil shape, decorated on a white ground with polychrome emblems and blue and gilt foliate motifs. With pierced cover on attached stand.

Markings

Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter "n", painter's mark "cursive L" below, all in blue enamel; incised "SP" mark.

Provenance

1766, probably ordered from the Sèvres Manufactory by Louis XV for Versailles and the Petit Trianon. By 1953, Hanns Weinberg, Antique Porcelain Company, London [see note]; 1981, his granddaughter, Michele Beiny, Antique Porcelain Company, New York; 1981, gift of Michele Beiny to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1982) NOTE: Included in the "Coronation Exhibition" (exh. cat., Antique Porcelain Company, London, 1953), pp. 58-59, ill.

Credit Line

Gift of Michele Beiny in memory of her grandfather HannsWeinberg