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Vase (vase hollandais)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Modeler:
Jean-Claude Duplessis (French, ca. 1695–1774, active 1748–74)
Decorator:
André-Vincent Vielliard (French, 1717–1790, active 1752–90)
Date:
1760–61
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.87a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 529
This model of vase was used for growing plants in soil, which would have been placed in the upper section of this two-part vase. Holes in the base of this upper part allowed water contained in the lower section to be absorbed. This example represents the largest size of the vase hollandois.
Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside of stand: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing H (factory mark and year letter); [2] A heraldic label reversed (decorator's mark); Incised on underside of stand: [3] c ; [4] indecipherable letter (unidentified).
Sir Charles Mills, Baronet ; The Lords Hillingdon ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)
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