The bucolic scenes on the front of these vases (see also 58.75.69a, b) are after compositions by the French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684–1721). Engraved together on one copper plate by Louis Crépy in 1729, L'heureux moment (the happy moment) and Le berger content (the content shepherd) were, as a result, printed on the same sheet of paper and often used as a pair.
[Jeffrey H. Munger, 2006]
Marking: Painted in rose enamel on underside: Crossed L's, K above and HP below (Sèvres factory mark between decorators' marks of Charles Nicolas Dodin [top] and Henry-Martin Prévost [bottom]).
The Lords Hillingdon ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)