Attributed to Jean-Claude Duplessis (French, ca. 1695–1774, active 1748–74)
Attributed to Charles Nicolas Dodin (French, Versailles 1734–1803 Sèvres)
Overall (confirmed): 11 15/16 x 7 9/16 x 5 3/4 in. (30.3 x 19.2 x 14.6 cm); Height with removed plinth: 13 7/8in. (35.2cm)
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 529
It is known from the factory sales records that only two vases of this form with this type of decoration were sold between 1755–57. Each sold for the impressive sum of 960 livres; one was purchased by Madame de Pompadour and the other by Count Moltke, a friend and court official to the Danish king, Frederik V.
Marking: Painted in blue enamel on base, largely obliterated by modern drill hole:  Crossed Ls (factory mark); Painted in green enamel on base of plinth:  an heraldic ermine (Minton factory mark, ca. 1850); Incised on base:  Script MLi (attributed to repairer Antoine-Mathieu Liance);  3
The Lords Hillingdon ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)