The Wallace Collection

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Probably vase 'ferré' of the second size
  • Vase and Cover
  • Probably vase 'ferré' of the second size
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Probably Étienne Maurice Falconet (1716 - 1791), Designer
    Jean-Louis Morin (1732 - 1787), Painter
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1769 (vase and cover)
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Object size: 35.8 x 15.2 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls and 'q' the date letter for 1769
    Painter's mark: 'M' for Jean-Louis Morin
    Label: '250' Printed
    Label: '66' Printed
  • C263
  • Back State Room
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • This model is one of the earliest neo-classical shapes at Sèvres. It may have been one of the designs by Etienne-Maurice Falconet shown to Louis XV in December 1762.
    The naval flavour of ropes and rings is also reflected in the painted decoration on the front panel, which features a harbour scene by Jean-Louis Morin (op. 1754-87), one of Sèvres most skilled figure painters. The fruit and flower arrangements on the other sides were executed by another artist.
    The lavish vase was possibly delivered to Versailles in 1769/70.