Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Flower pots (caisses carrés)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Charles Nicolas Dodin (French, Versailles 1734–1803 Sèvres)
Artist:
(.4) Figures copied from an engraving by Gabriel Huquier (French, Orléans 1695–1772 Paris)
Artist:
(.5) Scene copied from an engraving by Gilles Demarteau (French, Liège 1722–1776 Paris)
Artist:
After compositions by François Boucher (French, Paris 1703–1770 Paris)
Date:
1771
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Overall (each): 6 7/8 × 4 15/16 × 4 15/16 in. (17.5 × 12.5 × 12.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Ann Payne Blumenthal, 1943
Accession Number:
43.163.4, .5
Not on view
Works of art by the French artist François Boucher (1703–1770), who held the prestigious title of first painter to the king, served as a highly popular source of inspiration for artists working in a variety of media in the middle decades of the eighteenth century. Prints made after paintings by Boucher were widely circulated and provided artists with compositions that could be faithfully reproduced in smaller scale or adapted to three-dimensional porcelain sculpture. Works by Boucher served as the source not only for the painted scenes on vases and snuffboxes, but also for the porcelain figures which were listed as "Enfants Boucher" (Boucher Children) in the factory’s sales ledgers.
Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing S (Sèvres factory mark and year letter for 1771); [2] Roman lower case k (decorator's mark for Dodin)
George and Florence Blumenthal ; Ann Payne Blumenthal (until 1943; to MMA)
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