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Mustard pot and stand (moutardier ordinaire)

Factory:
Vincennes Manufactory (French, ca. 1740–1756)
Date:
ca. 1752–53
Culture:
French, Vincennes
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height (mustard pot .25a, b): 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm); Overall (stand .26): 1 1/2 × 6 7/8 × 5 5/16 in. (3.8 × 17.5 × 13.5 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
Accession Number:
54.147.25a, b, .26
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 545
The yellow ground color may have been developed as early as 1749 at Vincennes. Its use was probably inspired by similarly-decorated Meissen pieces of the 1730s and 40s, or by Chinese porcelains of the late 17th/early 18th century.
Marking: Impressed on underside of stand: M 14
[ James A. Lewis and Son, Inc. , New York, before 1954; sold to Mr. Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA)
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