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Vase 'à étoiles'
  • Pair of Vases and Covers
  • Vase 'à étoiles'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1773
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • C325, Object size: 35.4 x 17.3 cm
    C326, Object size: 35 x 17.4 cm
  • Incised mark: A scrolling 'N'
    Incised mark: 'PT'
  • C325-6
  • Study
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  • These vases are named after the star decoration on their lids ('étoile' means 'star' in French). The painted scene on C225 depicts a cherub eating grapes and another offering him a cup of wine, while C226 shows the effects of this revelry, the companion trying to wake the cherub who probably fell asleep after finishing the now empty cup beside him.
    The backs are painted with flowes.