The Wallace Collection

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Probably vase 'ferré' of the second size
  • Vase and Cover
  • Probably vase 'ferré' of the second size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Probably Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716 - 1791), Designer
    Jean-Louis Morin (1732 - 1787), Painter
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1769 (vase and cover)
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Object size: 35.8 x 15.2 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls and 'q' the date letter for 1769
    Painter's mark: 'M' for Jean-Louis Morin
    Label: '250' Printed
    Label: '66' Printed
  • C263
  • Back State Room
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  • This classical-inspired model combines a simple urn shape with opulent sculpted decoration of pearl-collars ribbons, garlands and a complex arrangement of ropes, clamps and rings, which seemingly suspend the large panels on each side.
    The front panel features a harbour scene painted by Jean-Louis Morin (op. 1754-87), one of Sèvres most skilled figure painters, while the fruit and flower arrangements on the other sides were executed by another artist. The opulent vase was possibly delivered to Versailles in 1769/70.

    The gilt-bronze stands are later additions from the nineteenth century.