Covered Bowl

écuelle à ozier

Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)

Object Place: Europe, Sevres, France


Overall: 14.2 x 22.6 x 18.1 cm (5 9/16 x 8 7/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Not On View





Both the oval bowl and the domed cover are quatrelobed. The two ear-shaped handles on the bowl are composed of two interlacing branches
with leaf terminals, and the cover is surmounted by a finial in the form of a lemon with a stem an d three leaves. The two primary
reserves on the bowl and on the cover are painted with birds in a landscape; the secondary reserves contain birds on a white ground. A
molded basketwork pattern decorates the areas between the reserves on both the bowl and the cover. Stippled gilding enclosed by gilt
scrolls is found at the base of the bowl above the footring, on the rims of the bowl and the cover, and on the center of the cover.


Interlaced Ls enclosing date letter L, painter's mark of a scrolling N for Francois-Joseph Aloncle (active at Sevres 1758-81) below, all in blue enamel; incised roman R.


By 1947, Philip Suval, New York; November 15, 1947, Philip Suval 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