Vase with cover (Vase Paris enfants)

Various artists/makers

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 529

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.

Vase with cover (Vase Paris enfants), Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present), Soft-paste porcelain, French, Sèvres

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