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Vase with cover (vase des âges) (one of a pair)

Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Charles Nicolas Dodin (French, Versailles 1734–1803 Sèvres)
Decoration after a design by Jean Michel Moreau the Younger (French, Paris 1741–1814 Paris)
Gilded by Henry-Martin Prévost (French, active 1757–97)
French, Sèvres
Soft-paste porcelain
Overall (confirmed): H. 19 x W. 10 11/16 x D. 8 9/16 in. (48.3 x 27.1 x 21.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Celine B. Hosack, in memory of her husband, Alexander E. Hosack, M. D., 1886
Accession Number:
86.7.2a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 529
The scene depicting a young family in a richly detailed garden setting is the work of Charles-Nicolas Dodin, regarded during his lifetime as the most skilled of all the painters at Sèvres. The lavish gilding on the vase includes the decorative handles in the form of male busts, which evoke the gilt-bronze mounts employed on French furniture of the period.
Marking: Painted in gold, underside: [1] Crossed foliate Ls enclosing ee (factory mark and year letter); [2] K (decorator's mark); [3] HP (gilder's mark); Incised, underside: [4] 3 o A; [5] I O . A
David Hosack ; Celine B. Hosack (until 1886; bequeathed to MMA)
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