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

Manufactory Sèvres Manufactory French
Attributed to Jean-Claude Duplessis French
Decorator Antoine Caton

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 58.75.113) 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.

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

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