Vase in the form of an Ewer

vase en burette

French
1766
Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France), Painted by Jean-Baptiste Tandart aîné


Dimensions

Overall (without base): 21.1 x 10.2 cm (8 5/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1841

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold; gilt-bronze base

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Royal blue ground, tapering necks. Ovoid body with ring beaded bands entwined with scroll handle; emerging with bulbous center over concave lappets; entwined festoons of roses alternating with leaf chains bordered by gilding. Attached square ajouré cisele ormolu stands on leaf and claw feet.

Markings

interlaced Ls enclosing date letter N and a dot, painter's mark of three dots for Jean-Baptiste Tandart aîné (active at Sèvres 1754-1800) below, both in blue enamel.

Provenance

By 1944, Duveen Brothers, New York; August 31, 1944, Duveen Brothers 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