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An image of Flower vase (cuvette Courteille) by Sèvres An image of Flower vase (cuvette Courteille) by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Flower vase (cuvette Courteille)
Year
1761?
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

14.9 x 25.4 x 13.7 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.168
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

A vase for porcelain flowers mounted on metal stems or possibly for cut flowers. The model was probably designed by Duplessis and was first introduced in 1753, the current size (the second size) appearing in 1759. It was named after the marquis de Courteille, the King’s representative responsible for the administration of the Sèvres factory. The painted scene is based on a print by JH Eberts after Boucher titled ‘Ismène et Daphnis’. The gilding over the blue ground is of a pattern known as vermiculé (referring to worm tunnels).

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 99 (colour illus.). cat.no. 124