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Title

Flower vase (cuvette Courteille)


Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -


About

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).


Details


Date

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


Artist information

Sèvres

Works in the collection

37


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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