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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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  • This urn-shaped vase features common elements from antique architecture such as pilasters, flutes and gadroons, as well as medallions imitating classical cameos. However, the spiral dynamic and opulence of the decoration clearly make it a creation of the 1760s, when the emerging neoclassicism was often merged with the decorative exuberance of earlier rococo designs.
    Only one other example of this model is known today and features a similar blue-white and gilded decoration.