Vase (vase à perles) (one of a pair), Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present), Soft-paste porcelain, French, Sèvres

Vase (vase à perles) (one of a pair)

Manufactory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Decorator:
Pictorial decoration attributed to Jean-Louis Morin (French, active 1754–87)
Decorator:
Decoration of wreaths attributed to Jean-Baptiste Tandart (French, active 1754–1800)
Date:
ca. 1767–68
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.81a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 529
This model of vase, introduced at the Sèvres factory in 1766, represents one of the earliest neoclassical forms produced there. In contrast to the relative severity of the vase's form, the military scenes of the oval reserves do not reflect the prevailing neoclassical taste of the 1760s and 1770s. This lack of correspondence between the painted decoration and the neoclassical form was typical of the factory's production during this period.

[Jeffrey H. Munger, 2008]
Marking: Painted in blue enamel on underside: Crossed Ls (Sèvres factory mark)
The Lords Hillingdon , London ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)