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Title

Flower vase (cuvette Courteille)

1761?

Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -

Alternate image of Flower vase (cuvette Courteille) by Sèvres
Alternate image of Flower vase (cuvette Courteille) by Sèvres
  • 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
    Location
    18th c European porcelain
    Accession number
    L2012.168
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Sèvres

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  • 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).

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