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Vase with cover (Vase à gland) (one of a pair)

Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Quayside scenes attributed to Jean-Louis Morin (French, active 1754–87)
Trophy medallions attributed to Charles Buteux (French, active 1756–82)
ca. 1775
French, Sèvres
Soft-paste porcelain
Height: 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.76a, b
Not on view
The two primary reserves of these vases (see also 58.75.75a, b) feature dockside scenes of sailors and merchants with barrels of cargo and the mast of a ship in the middle distance. This type of marine theme was popular at Sèvres and was a specialty of the painter Jean-Louis Morin (act. 1754–87). While neither of these vases bears the painter's mark of Morin, the decoration can be attributed to him on the basis of stylistic affinities to other works on which his mark appears.

[Jeffrey H. Munger, 2007]
Marking: None
The Lords Hillingdon , London ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)
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