The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Vase 'cassolette Bachelier' of the first size
  • Vase and Cover
  • Vase 'cassolette Bachelier' of the first size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Jean-Jacques Bachelier (1724 - 1806), Designer
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1767
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Object size: 23.1 x 31.7 cm
  • C303
  • Back State Room
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  • Illustrating the neoclassical influences that became fashionable in the 1760s, this model combines a squat, oval shape with laurel-swags, a pinecone knop and scrolled volute handles. Decorated with an overglaze ‘bleu nouveau’ ground (introduced in 1763 to replace the underglaze ‘bleu lapis’), it is painted with a playful pastoral scene after François Boucher, reproduced in a print by Gilles Demarteau which has survived at Sèvres to this day. The bucolic theme is taken up in the trophy on the back, featuring bagpipes, shepherds’ crooks and a hat, entwined with flower garlands.