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Vase

Manufactory:
probably Saint-Cloud (French, active by 1693–1766)
Decorator:
Decoration after a design by Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau (French, Paris 1510/12–1585 Annecy)
Date:
ca. 1695–1710
Culture:
French, probably Saint-Cloud
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
confirmed: 8 1/16 × 6 7/8 × 6 7/8 in. (20.5 × 17.5 × 17.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917
Accession Number:
17.190.1911
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 551
This vase was once thought to have been made in Rouen at the first porcelain factory established in France (see the pot pourri jar exhibited elsewhere in this case). However, recent scholarship suggests that it was made at Saint Cloud, the first enterprise in France to produce soft-paste porcelain commercially, in contrast to the limited and experimental output in Rouen. The decoration, painted in cobalt blue underneath the clear lead glaze, combines elements taken from Chinese porcelains with images derived from the sixteenth-century French artist Jacques Androuet Du Cerceau (ca. 1520–1586).
Marking: Unmarked
Gaston Le Breton , Rouen ; J. Pierpont Morgan , London and New York (until 1917; to MMA)
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