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Vase 'à feuille de mirte'
  • Vase
  • Vase 'à feuille de mirte'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Vincent Taillandier (1736 - 1790), Painter
    Geneviève Taillandier (active between: 1774 - 1798), (ground)
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1777 (vase)
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Object size: 31.5 x 23.3 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'Z' the date letter for 1777
    Painter's mark: A fleur de lis for Vincent Taillandier
    Incised mark: 'B' or 'cd'
  • C296
  • Study
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • The vase is named after its sculpted mytrle branch decoration, twining upwards on the stem to form handles on the sides.
    The intricate dotted 'pointillé' ground was probably applied by Madame Geneviève Taillandier (op. 1774-98), since she specialised in this technique and her husband Vincent (op. 1736-90) also painted the flowers and fruit on this piece.