The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Vase 'à monter Daguerre'
  • Pair of Mounted Vases
  • Vase 'à monter Daguerre'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Possibly Jean- Claude Thomas Chambellan Duplessis The Son (1730 - 1783), (mounts)
    Charles-Antoine Cuvillier, 'beau bleu sur le biscuit'
  • Sèvres, France
  • c. 1782 - 1783
  • Hard-paste porcelain and gilt-bronze
  • C338, Object size: 41.8 x 21.3 cm
    C339, Object size: 41.1 x 21.1 cm
  • C338-9
  • Study
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • As their title indicates, these simple urn-shaped vases – decorated with a plain blue ‘beau bleu’ ground and without stem or foot – were intended to be mounted. According to a drawing with corresponding inscription still preserved at Sèvres, the design was ordered on 29 July 1782 by the Parisian dealer Dominique Daguerre, who often collaborated with the manufactory.
    Daguerre would subsequently have commissioned a designer and gilt-bronze founder to create the splendid mounts, which include a satyr-mask decorated neck ring and a female figure holding a shell who forms the object’s (non-functional) handle.