Vase (one of a pair)

Factory Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory British
After a print by René Gaillard French
After a painting by François Boucher French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 512

The design and decoration of this large vase reflect the influence of France's Sèvres factory on Chelsea porcelain in the 1760s. The dark blue ground color, the elaborate gilding, and the painted scene copying a work by the French artist François Boucher (1703–1770) are characteristic of porcelain produced at Sèvres, the royal manufactory that was preeminent in Europe in the mid-18th century.

Vase (one of a pair), Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (British, 1744–1784), Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels, gold, British, Chelsea

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Left: 1970.313.1a, b; Right: 1970.313.2a, b