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An image of Vase [one of pair] by Sèvres
Alternate image of Vase [one of pair] by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Vase [one of pair]
Year
1777
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

18.6 x 15.5 x 11.3 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.189
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The vase shape was introduced before 1756. A slightly more elaborate version introduced in 1757 was known as a ‘vase Marmet’. It is unusual to find a pair of vases made one of soft-paste, the other of hard-paste porcelain. The production of such a pair would have presented considerable difficulties, the soft- and hard-paste workshops being kept entirely separate.

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 106 (colour illus.). cat.no. 143