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Vase with cover (vase parent)

Modeler:
Modeled by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse (French, Anizy-le-Château 1824–1887 Sèvres)
Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Alfred-Thompson Gobert (French, 1822–1895)
Date:
1883–85
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (with cover): 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of the family of Richard Butler, 1902
Accession Number:
02.8a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 556
Sèvres porcelains were presented by the French government to members of the American committee that organized the erection of the Statue of Liberty. Among them was Richard Butler, who received this one.
Signature: Written in white along lower edge of blue section: Gob.R

Marking: Printed in yellow-brown inside foot: [1] RF/DECORE A SEVRES/85 within circle (factory mark for petit feu decoration, 1872–99); printed in blue inside foot: [2] S.83 within rounded oblong (factory mark of manufacture, 1848–99); incised on underside: [3] LV (presumably Lauth-Vogt, but not recorded); [4] OH.88.6
family of Richard Butler (until 1902; to MMA)
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