The Wallace Collection

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Vase 'à chaîne' or 'à côte de melon'
  • Vase and Cover
  • Vase 'à chaîne' or 'à côte de melon'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Probably Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, the Elder (1695 - 1774), Designer
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1770
  • Soft-paste porcelain, gilded
  • Object size: 43 x 22.4 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls
    Label: '291' Printed
    Label: '42' Printed
  • C319
  • Study
Images & Media
  • The large melon-shaped vase with alternate flutes and gadroons, running from the neck to the stem, is a rare model and only one other example (now at Woburn Abbey) is known today.
    Decorated with a ‘beau bleu’ blue ground, the gilding includes oak pendants running down some of the gadroons.
    The gilt-bronze stand is probably English and from the nineteenth century.