Two handled écuelle, cover and stand

German
about 1750
Made at Meissen Manufactory (Germany)


Dimensions

Overall (ecuelle): 12.6 x 18.3 x 13.6 cm (4 15/16 x 7 3/16 x 5 3/8 in.) Overall (stand): 4.4 x 25.7 cm (1 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.2087a-c

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Ground purple mosaic design with small gold crosses. Bowl and cover each with two cartouche-shaped reserves with painted figures on landscaping in the manner of Watteau bordered by gilded foliage; rustic double handles and flowers in relief; cover with flowers finial. Stand small white center with gilded decoration surrounded by purple mosaic ground; rocaille ajouré border with four reserves of figures in landscapes flanked by bird and fox. See: 65.2088-9.

Markings

Ecuelle: crossed swords in underglze blue; I in purple enamel. Cover: I in purple enamel. Stand: crossed swords in underglaze blue; impressed 22

Provenance

February 5, 1944, sold most probably by Jas. A. Lewis & Son, New York, NY, 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