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)
H. 12 15/16 in. (32.9 cm.)
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 529
The bucolic scenes on the front of these vases (see also 58.75.68a, 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, HP below (factory mark between decorators' marks of Dodin [top] and Prévost [bottom]).
The Lords Hillingdon ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)