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Possibly vase 'de milieu torses' or 'à gauderons torses' of the first size
  • Vase and Cover
  • Possibly vase 'de milieu torses' or 'à gauderons torses' of the first size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Possibly Charles-Antoine Cuvillier, (applied blue ground)
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1768
  • Soft-paste porcelain, gilded
  • Object size: 38.5 x 27.3 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls
    Incised mark: 'cd'
    Label: 'X' and '417' 'X' inscribed and '417' printed
  • C308
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  • The urn shape of this vase, and its decoration of pilasters, consoles and painted cameo-like medallions illustrate the growing antique influence at Sèvres from the mid-1760s. The spiral dynamic and decorative opulence, however, are still reminiscent of earlier rococo designs.
    Only one other example of this model is known today and it features a similar blue-white and gilded decoration.