Sugar bowl and cover

about 1740-1745
Saint-Cloud Manufactory (France)


Height: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain, enamel decoration

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Sugar bowl and cover divided into four compartments with polychrome high-fire decoration in the Japanese “Kakiemon” style, featuring rocks, bamboos, hedges, and flowering blossoms (known as “à la haie fleurie,” or “flowering hedge”), yet simplified in the Delft style.


Paper label on underside: "Collection G. Ephis"


Genevieve Le Duc (b. 1930), Paris. December 20, 1999, anonymous sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 85 (?),to the G. Ephis collection (private collector), France; 2012, sold by the G. Ephis collection to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 24, 2012).

Credit Line

The G. Ephis Collection—Museum purchase with funds donated anonymously, Charles Bain Hoyt Fund, John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund, Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, William Francis Warden Fund, Tamara Petrosian Davis Sculpture Fund, John Lowell Gardner Fund, Seth K. Sweetser Fund, H. E. Bolles Fund, and funds by exchange from the Kiyi and Edward M. Pflueger Collection-Bequest of Edward M. Pflueger and Gift of Kiyi Powers Pflueger