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Half-bottle cooler (seau à demi-bouteille) (one of two) (part of a service)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Jean-Baptiste Tandart (French, active 1754–1800)
Decorator:
Gilded by Guillaume Noël (French, active 1755–1807)
Date:
1780
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
5 3/4 × 8 1/8 in. (14.6 × 20.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Bequest of Emma T. Gary, 1937
Accession Number:
37.20.31
Not on view
Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing cc (Sèvres factory mark and date letter for 1780); [2] Three dots in a line (decorator's mark for Jean-Baptiste Tandart)

Painted in gold enamel on underside: [3] Zodiacal sign for Libra (gilder's mark for Guillaume Noël)

Incised on underside: [4] 29; [5] B
Emma T. Gary , New York (until 1937; bequeathed to MMA)
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