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Title

Pair of vases

1754-1755


Artist

Vincennes

France

1740 - 1756


About

The vase form known as ‘à oreilles’ (with ears) was introduced in 1754 and was almost certainly designed by Jean-Claude Duplessis. The painted scenes are in the manner of François Boucher and probably adapted from drawings supplied by him. The present examples are possibly the pair of vases à oreilles decorated with monochrome children with flesh colours recorded in the factory’s sales records as purchased by the prominent dealer Lazare Duvaux in the first half of 1755 for 76 livres each.


Details


Date

1754-1755


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

Both 12.4 x 7.0 x 7.0 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2010.194.a-b


Artist information

Vincennes

Works in the collection

4


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 41 (colour illus.). cat.no. 44