Sugar bowl with lid

French
1763
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

10 x 8 cm (3 15/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1796a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

The pear-shaped sugar bowl has a domed cover surmounted by a finial in the form of a carnation with stem and leaves. The elongated pear-shaped body of the jug has been fitted with an ear-shaped handle, a projecting spout, and a flat domed cover. Both wares are decorated with a turquoise (bleu celeste) ground and shaped oval reserves painted with landscapes containing buildings and solitary figures. The cover of each has been left white in the center; the carnation finial on the cover of the sugar bowl is painted naturalistically in carmine and green enamel. The reserves are framed by elaborate gilt borders which include an inner tooled and burnished band enclosed by thinner bands and tooled flowers and fronds. The gilding on the two covers includes garlands of flowers which wind over and under circular bands located at the edge of the turquoise ground.

Inscription

interlaced Ls enclosing date letter K (indistinct), in blue enamel;incised T.

Provenance

By 1944, A. & R. Ball, New York; February 28, 1944, sold by A. & R. Ball 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