The Wallace Collection

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Vase 'étrusque' of the first size
  • Stem of a Vase
  • Vase 'étrusque' of the first size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Henry (-François) Vincent (1733 - 1809), Gilder
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1785
  • Soft-paste porcelain, gilded
  • Object size: 7.1 x 8.4 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls flanked by 'HH' the date letter for 1785
    Gilder's mark: '2000' for Henry-François Vincent
  • C307
  • Reserve Vault 1
Commentary
History
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Further Reading
  • This stand was originally the stem of a ‘vase etrusque’.
    The surviving decoration, the gilder’s mark for Henri-Francois Vincent and the date mark for 1785 match the description of a vase fired on 13 December 1785, which was painted with marine scenes.
    We don’t know when it was cut, but the reason was probably damage. It now provides the plinth for an Italian sixteenth-century bronze figure of a Triton.