The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Vase 'solaire' of the first size
  • Pair of Vases and Covers
  • Vase 'solaire' of the first size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1772
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Object size: 39.7 x 17 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'T' the date letter for 1772
  • C323-4
  • Study
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  • This rare model was introduced in 1772 and seems to have been in production for only a year.
    Decorated with a deep ‘beau bleu’ ground, the painted cameo-like medallions in grisaille are contrasted with colourful sprays of flowers.