Pair of elephant-head vases (vases à tête d'éléphant)

Manufactory Sèvres Manufactory French
Modeler Jean-Claude Duplessis French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 529

Relatively few elephant head vases were produced at Sèvres, perhaps due to the sculptural complexity of the model and thus the cost in making it. Of the twenty-one examples known to have survived, this Museum is fortunate in possessing six (see also 1976.155.61; 58.75.90a, b; 58.75.91a, b; and 1983.185.9).

Pair of elephant-head vases (vases à tête d'éléphant), Sèvres Manufactory (French, 1740–present), Soft-paste porcelain, French, Sèvres

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