The Wallace Collection

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Vase 'pot pourri feuilles de mirte', of the second size
  • Pair of Pot-pourri Vases and Covers
  • Vase 'pot pourri feuilles de mirte', of the second size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Probably Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, the Elder (1695 - 1774), Designer
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1761
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • C257, Height: 27.6 cm
    C258, Height: 28 cm
  • Incised mark: 'Pn' and a square
    Incised mark: A scrolling 'N'
  • C257-8
  • Back State Room
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  • Pair of vases in this last rococo design to be created by Jean-Claude Duplessis père; the Greek-key pattern on the foot hints at the emerging neo-classical style. The myrtle branches entwined in the shoulder are a reminder that an infusion of myrtle leaves was used to revive old pot pourri.