Pot-pourri

French
about 1737-1740
Made at Chantilly Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 20.4 x 19cm (8 11/16 x 8 1/16 x 7 1/2in.)

Accession Number

1995.54a-b

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Two-sided stand composed of undulating wave and shell forms surmounted by a shell-shaped bowl with applied “barnicles” and painted leaves. The perforated topmost portion of the domed, shell-shaped cover is painted with a leaf and has a knop in the form of of a bearded monk holding a beaker in his right hand. The fluting of the shell forms is picked out in turquoise, red and yellow enamels; the leaves are green.

Provenance

About 1950s, acquired on the art market by a private collector, England; by descent within the family to Louis Woodford, Somerset [see note 1]; 1995, sold by Louis Woodford to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 22, 1995)

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund, Anonymous Gift, Gift of John W. Elliot, and Gift of Rosenberg and Stiebel, by exchange, and H. E. Bolles Fund