Made at Sèvres Manufactory (France)
Object Place: Europe, France
10.7 cm (4 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold
Not On View
Each jar is cylindrical in form with a flat base, and is decorated with a turquoise (bleu celeste) ground. On each, the oval reserves are painted with polychrome mixed flowers on the obverse and various fruits and flowers on the reverse. Tooled gilt flowers, scrolls, and diapered panels frame each reserve. A plain gilt band encircles each base and a gilt dentil band decorates each rim.
interlaced Ls enclosing date letter F, painter's mark below (partly obliterated), possibly for Guillaume Noel (active at Sevres 1755-1800), both inblue enamel; incised 4.
Possibly Baronne Leopold de Rothschild, Hamilton Palace, England [see note 1]. Possibly Sir Anthony de Rothschild, London [see note 1]. Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York; December 28, 1948, sold by Rosenberg & Stiebel 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)
 See Jeffrey H. Munger, "The Forsyth Wickes Collection" (1992, p. 170).
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection