Covered bowl and stand
écuelle et plateau nouvelle forme
Object Place: France
Overall (bowl with cover): 11.5 x 15.9 x 13.4 cm (4 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.) Overall (stand): 2.9 x 22.7 x 21.1 cm (1 1/8 x 8 15/16 x 8 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold
Not On View
The circular bowl is fitted with two handles, each in the form of a branch looped in the center through a ring with a small boss. The domed cover has a broad, slightly stepped flange and is surmounted by a pomegranate finial which is entirely gilded. The circular stand has a central well, gently sloping sides, and two handles, each formed of two arching branches joined by a circular boss. The ground is densely painted with red dots within slightly irregular circles of blue dots. The cover, bowl, and stand are each decorated with a shaped reserve containing four gilt wreaths enclosing roses suspended from a blue bow. The wreaths are linked by garlands of flowers. Gilt bands decorate the flange and rim of the cover, the rims of the bowl and the stand, the footring of the bowl, and the well of the stand, which is also painted with a spray of roses.
Bowl: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter y, painter's mark nq of Niquet (active at Sevres 1764-92) below, in puce enamel; mark (draw) of Guillaume NOel (active at Sevres 1755-1800) above in gold; incised cross potent. Stand: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter y, painter's mark nq (with a dot above the q) of Niquet below, in puce enamel; mark of Noel above in gold.
Forsyth Wickes (b.1876-d.1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA.(Accession date: December 24, 1965)
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection