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Vase 'à feuille de mirte'
  • Vase
  • Vase 'à feuille de mirte'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Vincent Taillandier (1736 - 1790), Painter
    Geneviève Taillandier (active between: 1774 - 1798), (ground)
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1777 (vase)
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Object size: 31.5 x 23.3 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'Z' the date letter for 1777
    Painter's mark: A fleur de lis for Vincent Taillandier
    Incised mark: 'B' or 'cd'
  • C296
  • Study
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  • This egg-shaped vase, introduced in 1765, derives its name from the myrtle branches, twining upwards from the stem to form looped handles.
    Decorated with an intricately patterned pale blue ‘pointillé’ (dotted) ground, the reserves show baskets abundantly filled with flowers and fruit, and encircled by a laurel wreath. They were painted by Vincent Taillandier, who was specialized in flower-painting and is identified by his characteristic ‘fleur de lys’ mark.