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Possibly vase 'à feuilles d'acante' or 'à anses tire-bouchon', of the second size
  • Vase and cover
  • Possibly vase 'à feuilles d'acante' or 'à anses tire-bouchon', of the second size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1763 - 1765
  • Soft-paste porcelain, gilded
  • Object size: 13.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Incised mark: A scrolling 'C.D'
    Incised mark: An indecipherable mark, possibly '&'
  • C259
  • Back State Room
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  • This vase model was introduced in 1763, which makes it one of the earliest neo-classical models made at Sèvres. It may either have been named after its acanthus leaf decoration (‘à feuilles d’acante’), or the corkscrew-like handles (‘à anses tire-bouchon’).
    Like most of the other known examples, the vase is decorated with an overglaze blue 'bleu nouveau' ground, (introduced in 1763) and gilding over the white leaves.
    When Sir Richard Wallace lend it to the Bethnal Green exhibition in 1872, the vase had a matching pair, whose whereabouts are now unknown.