Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Caster (?)

Factory:
Vincennes Manufactory (French, ca. 1740–1756)
Date:
ca. 1745–50
Culture:
French, Vincennes
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain, silver gilt
Dimensions:
Height (with cover): 5 7/16 in. (13.8 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1954
Accession Number:
54.147.29a, b
Not on view
Marking: [1] Illegible device and letters in lozenge (French maker's mark after the Revolution);
[2] Head of Minerva and numeral 1, in octagon (French mark for first standard silver, 1838 to present)

Location of marks:
Both inside lid, [2] partially struck over [1]
Possibly Édouard Chappey ; Chavagnac, Xavier Roger Marie, comte de (until 1911; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 19–21, 1911, no. 232); L. Marcel (in 1950) ; [ Stiebel Ltd. , New York, before 1954; sold to Mr. Wilson ] ; R. Thornton Wilson (until 1954; to MMA)
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