Marroniere (Chestnut bowl) with cover and stand
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)
Object Place: Europe, France
Overall: 14cm (5 1/2in.) Other (Part B): 25.4cm (10in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain, colored enamels, gilding
Out on Loan
On display at Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX, August 27, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Quatrfoil shape, decorated on a white ground with polychrome emblems and blue and gilt foliate motifs. With pierced cover on attached stand.
Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter "n", painter's mark "cursive L" below, all in blue enamel; incised "SP" mark.
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.
Gift of Michele Beiny in memory of her grandfather HannsWeinberg