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Vase with cover (vase à bandes) (one of a pair)

Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Figures by Charles Nicolas Dodin (French, Versailles 1734–1803 Sèvres)
After engravings by Louis Crépy (French)
Based on a composition by Antoine Watteau (French, Valenciennes 1684–1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
Gilded by Henry-Martin Prévost (French, active 1757–97)
ca. 1770–75
French, Sèvres
Soft-paste porcelain
Height: 13 1/16 in. (33.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.68a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 529
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)
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