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An image of Pair of vases by Vincennes

Vincennes

(France 1740 – 1756)

Title
Pair of vases
Year
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
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

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