seau a verre
Made at Vincennes Manufactory (France)
Object Place: Europe, France
11.8 x 17.7 x 13.7 cm (4 5/8 x 6 15/16 x 5 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold
Not On View
One of a pair, see 65.1857. The seaux are pail shaped and taper to a flat foot. The handles are ear shaped with an additional curve towards the base of the handle. A
raised band runs a round the circumference of each seau where the top of the handle joins the body; a similar parallel band is located near the foot. The quatrefoil reserves are painted with flowers on the obverse and fruit on the reverse and are framed by elaborate, tooled gilt borders. The ground color, which is turquoise (bleu celeste), is more mottled than usual.
Incised N in script and 4 onbase; other marks possibly obscured by later-drilled hole.
Possibly Burdett Couts, England [see note 1]. By 1948, with Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York; March 26, 1948, Rosenberg & Stiebel 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)
 See Jeffrey H. Munger, in "The Forsyth Wickes Collection" (1992, p. 166).
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection