Two-handled verre ordinaire

seau a verre

French
about 1749–1752
Made at Vincennes Manufactory (France)


Object Place: Europe, France

Dimensions

10.8 x 18 cm (4 1/4 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1975.701

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, gilding

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

A wine-glass cooler, or seau a verre ordinaire, with naturalistic branch handles with fruiting branch terminals decorated in green, blue, puce, brown, and yellow. Sides painted in colors with a turkey perched on rockwork and a cormorant on a branch with butterflies flying above. Mark: blue interlaced L mark.

Markings

Interlaced "L" mark enclosing one dot, a dote below and above, all in blue enamel. Incised "V" mark.

Provenance

Kate Foster (dealer), London.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund and Harriet Otis Cruft Funds