Punch Bowl

jatte à punch

French
1779
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Decorated by Antoine-Joseph Chappuis, jeune âiné (French, active at Sèvres 1756–87)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

Overall: 13.8 x 34.2 cm (5 7/16 x 13 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1864

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

A broad register of a blue-green ground covers the upper two-thirds of the large circular bowl. The ground is puntuated alternately with oval reserves decorated with two birds in a landscape and smaller oval reserves containing two butterflies. The larger reserves are enframed by scrolling gilt bands that extend beyond the reserve on either side to enclose elaborately tooled medallions and garlands of leaves. A gilt band of leaves and berries serves as the lower border of each larger reserve. The smaller reserves are enframed by two gilt bands. A gilt ban serves as the lower border of the green ground, and a gilt band encircles both the foot ring and the rim of the bowl.

Inscription

Bottom of the bowl is inscribed in blue enamel: Coucou de Cayenne./Tiran du brésil.; Faisan de la Chine,/et Sa Femélle.; Kakatois des Moluques./toucan a gorge rouge de Cayenne.

Markings

interlaced Ls enclosing date letters bb, painter's mark cp for Antoine-Joseph Chappuis jeune, aine, above, all in black enamel

Provenance

Made for Comte d'Artois. By 1948, Jean Nicolier, Paris; June 17, 1948, Jean Nicolier sold to 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