Ecuelle and stand
Ecuelle et plateau nouvelle forme
Object Place: Europe, France
Overall: 12.3 x 23.5 cm (4 13/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Hard-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration
Not On View
Ecuelle and stand of circular shape with slightly domed cover with gilt bud and berry finial. The bowl and stand each have two pierced foliate and gilt handles. Both pieces are decorated with a veined puce marbelized ground reserved with elaborate gilt scrolled and lime green cartouches enframing delicately painted Chinoiserie vignettes depicting figures in landscapes with houses and water conversing, playing, cooking, and skinning animals.
Both pieces marked with crowned interlaced Ls flanked by the date letters EE and painter's mark for Jean-Jacques Dieu, all in underglaze blue. Stand is also marked with "41" in underglaze blue and incised "AP".
By 1981, Antique Porcelain Company, New York (stock no. 3970); 1982, sold by the Antique Porcelain Company to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1982)
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund