Vase with cover (vase pot-pourri triangle) (one of a pair), Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present), Soft-paste porcelain, French, Sèvres

Vase with cover (vase pot-pourri triangle) (one of a pair)

Factory:
Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present)
Modeler:
Attributed to Jean-Claude Duplessis (French, ca. 1695–1774, active 1748–74)
Date:
ca. 1761
Culture:
French, Sèvres
Medium:
Soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions:
Height: 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1958
Accession Number:
58.75.118a–c
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 529
This unusual form of vase, which appears to have been used either for pot pourri or for growing small bulbs, was produced in very small quantities. Only two other pairs of this model are known today.
Marking: Incised on underside: Script Li
The Lords Hillingdon ; The Samuel H. Kress Foundation (until 1958; to MMA)