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Ewer and Basin (Pot a l'Eau et jatte Feuille d'Eau)

A work made of soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding.
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  • A work made of soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding.

Date:

c. 1756- c. 1760

Artist:

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (French, founded 1740)
Probably designed by Jean-Claude Duplessis (French, c. 1695-1774)

About this artwork

Modeled with water lilies in relief, this rare ewer and basin set blends Rococo sensibility, with its emphasis on forms borrowed from nature, with the plastic potential of porcelain.

Status

On View, Gallery 216

Department

Applied Arts of Europe

Artist

Jean-Claude Duplessis (Designer)

Title

Ewer and Basin (Pot a l'Eau et jatte Feuille d'Eau)

Origin

Sèvres

Date

1756–1760

Medium

Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels and gilding

Dimensions

Ewer height: 7.5 cm (6 7/8 in.) Basin: 30.2 × 23.5 cm (11 7/8 × 9 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

The Harry and Maribel G. Blum, Annette M. Chapin, and Richard T. Crane, Jr., Funds

Reference Number

1984.821a-b

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