Vase in the form of an Ewer
vase en burette
Overall (without base): 21.1 x 10.2 cm (8 5/16 x 4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold; gilt-bronze base
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Royal blue ground, tapering necks. Ovoid body with ring beaded bands entwined with scroll handle; emerging with bulbous center over concave lappets; entwined festoons of roses alternating with leaf chains bordered by gilding. Attached square ajouré cisele ormolu stands on leaf and claw feet.
interlaced Ls enclosing date letter N and a dot, painter's mark of three dots for Jean-Baptiste Tandart aîné (active at Sèvres 1754-1800) below, both in blue enamel.
By 1944, Duveen Brothers, New York; August 31, 1944, Duveen Brothers 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)
Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection