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Vase (vase à oreilles) (one of a pair)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Modeler:
Attributed to Jean-Claude Duplessis (French, ca. 1695–1774, active 1748–74)
Decorator:
Antoine Caton (active 1749–98)
Date:
1757–58
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
H. 12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm.)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.113
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 529
It was common for each model of vase to be produced in variety of sizes; the vase à oreilles was made in six sizes, of which this pair (see also 58.75.114) represents the largest. Factory records suggest that the pair may have cost 1720 livres, a sum equivalent to the annual salary of a lower-level professional worker.
Inscription: Stickers: (1) HILLINGDON - 138/Painted by/TAILLANDIER/(1753–1790)/Dated E - 1757; (2) S.L.4340.10/Anonymous; various other stickers found bearing much the same information.

Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside: [1] Crossed Ls enclosing E (factory mark and year letter); [2] five-pointed star above mark [1] (decorator's mark); Incised on underside: [3] 3 (unidentified)
Sir Charles Mills, Baronet ; The Lords Hillingdon ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)
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