Basin

French
about 1730–40
Made at Chantilly Manufactory (France)


Dimensions

Overall (basin): 5.9 x 18.1 cm (2 5/16 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1933

Medium or Technique

Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

Part of set with Ewer (65.1934). Soft paste. Kakiemon decorative branch and flower motif of chrysanthemum and rocks; brown painted
scalloped edge; floral decoration on inside and out, 2 flying butterflies. Rounded bowl of ewer, cylindrical neck small protruding spout
applied handle with painted floral decoration; painted floral border with black speckled background around rim.

Markings

none

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