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Pot 'à l'eau tourné' of the second size; 'grande jatte Hébert'
  • Covered Jug and Basin
  • Pot 'à l'eau tourné' of the second size; 'grande jatte Hébert'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Charles-Eloi Asselin (1743 - 1804), Painter
    Possibly Etienne-Henry Le Guay, The Elder (1719 - 1799), Gilder
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1767
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded with a silver-gilt thumbpiece
  • Jug without mount, C454, Height: 15.8 cm
    Jug with mount, C454, Height: 16.2 cm
    Basin, C455, Object size: 9 x 21.5 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'O' the date letter for 1767 Painted
    Painter's mark: 'A' for Charles-Eloi Asselin Painted
    Incised mark: '4' and 'FN'
    Incised mark: 'o'
  • C454-5
  • Study
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • The scenes of Savoyard children are painted by Charles-Eloi Asselin after works by Greuze and Boucher. The combination of a green ground with figure scenes is unusual for a jug and basin of the 1760s, and there is only one entry in the factory’s sales records – referring to a purchase by Louis XV’s daughters Mesdames Adélaïde and Louise in December 1767 - that could refer to this set.