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Wine Glass Cooler

French
about 1775
Made at Chantilly Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall: 10.4 x 14.6 x 12 cm (4 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1945

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain decorated in blue enamel

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

The circular cooler has a molded rim, a stepped molded foot, and two applied foliate scroll handles. It is painted in blue with floral garlands descending from bows on a band that encircles the base of the molded rim. The cipher of Louis-Phillipe, duc d’Orléans (1725-85), is painted on either side. An insect is painted below each handles, which is picked out in blue. The Villers-Cotterets service was made for the chateau of the same name of Louis-Philippe. See 65.1964-65.1967.

Markings

Villers Cotterets and hunting horn with A below in blue enamel, incised symbol.

Provenance

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