The Wallace Collection

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Seaux 'à bouteille'
  • Two Wine-bottle Coolers
  • Seaux 'à bouteille'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Louis-Simon Boizot (1743 - 1809), Designer
    Charles-Nicolas Dodin (1734 - 1803), Painter, (trophies, C474)
    Jean-Pierre Boulanger (1722 - 1785), Gilder, (C474)
    Possibly Michel-Gabriel Commelin (1746 - 1802), Painter, (flowers, C474)
    Possibly Jacques-François-Louis de Laroche (1740 - 1800), Painter, (C474)
    Possibly Claude-Gilles-Guillaume Buteux (born 1763), Painter, (trophy, C475)
    Possibly Vincent Taillandier (1736 - 1790), Painter, (flowers, C475)
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1778 - 1779
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded, hard-paste porcelain cameos and gilt-copper
  • C474, Object size: 19.6 x 25 cm
    C475, Object size: 20 x 24.3 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'AA' the date letter for 1778
    Painter's mark: 'K' for Charles-Nicolas Dodin
    Gilder's mark: 'B' for Jean-Pierre Boulanger
    Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'bb' the date letter for 1779
    Painter's mark: 'VB' underlined, probably for Claude-Gilles-Guillaume Buteux
    Incised mark: probably 'gn' for the répareur Charles Godin
  • C474-5
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  • Two wine-bottle coolers from the service for Catherine II Russia. The urn shaped bucket has handles formed by caryatid figures with scrolling shoulders emerging from pilasters. Decorated with a turquoise-blue ground and an upper frieze of gilded scrolls.