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Possibly vase 'Bachelier à anses élevées', of the second (or third) size and Seau 'à bouteille'
  • Vase and Cover, with a Pedestal
  • Possibly vase 'Bachelier à anses élevées', of the second (or third) size and Seau 'à bouteille'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Possibly Jean-Jacques Bachelier (1724 - 1806), Designer
    E.H. Baldock, Possibly assembled by
    Jacques-François-Louis de Laroche (1740 - 1800), Painter, (pedestal)
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1773
  • Soft-paste porcelain and gilt-bronze, painted and gilded
  • Height: 65.3 cm
    C290, Height: 40.3 cm
    C291, Height: 25 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls
    Painter's mark: 'h' for Jacques-François-Louis de Laroche
    Incised mark: '38'
  • C290-1
  • Reserve Vault 3
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • This ensemble illustrates the precious status of Sèvres porcelain, as even damaged pieces were reused by mounting and re-assembling them.
    The ‘vase Bachelier à anses élevées’ (see C288/9 for a detailed description of the model) is decorated with a peasant scene after Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre’s ‘Les Jardinnières italiennes au marché’, engraved by Jean Ouvrier, and may originally have formed a garniture with a matching vase of the same model at Waddesdon Manor, a ‘vase angora’ in the Royal Collection and a pair of ‘vases à bandes’ at Boughton House, which were probably all acquired by the comte de Provence in December 1773. Its stem and base have been cut and replaced with elaborate mounts.
    The pedestal was originally a damaged wine-cooler, which was made after the vase, probably in the 1790s, and whose missing handles and crack near the base have also been concealed by mounts. Its former foot has been ground down in order to fit the new design.
    The mounts were added in the nineteenth century, possibly by the dealer Edward Holmes Baldock for his client the second Marquess of Abercorn who owned the ensemble until 1852-3.