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Vase with cover (Vase Paris enfants)

Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Attributed to Jacques-François Paris (active 1746–97)
Attributed to Jean-Louis Morin (French, active 1754–87)
Étienne-Henry Le Guay (French, active 1748–49, 1751–97)
ca. 1778
French, Sèvres
Soft-paste porcelain
Height: 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.79a, b
Not on view
While the Sèvres factory produced a variety of vases for the display and growing of flowers, a large percentage of its vases were intended for ornamental purposes only. This model, with its cover and decorative handles in the form of cherubs clearly belongs to this latter category. The Museum's vase is decorated with biscuit (unglazed) porcelain medallions depicting Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.

[Jeffrey H. Munger, 2006]
Marking: Painted in pale lavender enamel on underside: [1] Crossed Ls (Sèvres factory mark); [2] Script LG (decorator's mark for Étienne-Henry Le Guay)

Incised on underside: [3] 39; [4] .IO.
The Lords Hillingdon , London ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)
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