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

Vase with cover (vase à panneaux or à perles) (one of a pair)

Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Pastoral scenes attributed to Charles Nicolas Dodin (French, Versailles 1734–1803 Sèvres)
Wreaths attributed to Jean-Baptiste Tandart (French, active 1754–1800)
ca. 1766
French, Sèvres
Soft-paste porcelain
Height: 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
Not on view
The French names for these vases (see also 58.75.83a–c) "à panneaux" and "à perles" refer to the paneled reserves, here with painted pastoral scenes after compositions by the Dutch painter Nicholaes Berchem, and to the three-dimensional pearl motives on the lid and running down the sides. The plaster model for this type of vase, which was available in two different sizes, has been preserved in the archives of the Sèvres manufactory. The Museum's pair is an example of the smaller size.

[Jeffrey H. Munger, 2006]
Inscription: Stickers on .84a: [1] (inside neck) 108 II; [2] (painted on underside) 108/2

Sticker on .84b: H. 108/ Hillingdon-108 panels probably by Morin (1754-1780) and Petit (1756- )

Sticker on .84c: [1] Dowager/ Lady/ Hillingdon; [2] (painted on on underside) 108/2

Stamped on .84c: a French customs stamp [not present August 1993]

Marking: Unmarked
The Lords Hillingdon , London ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)