The Wallace Collection

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Vase 'à colonnes cannelées'
  • Vase
  • Vase 'à colonnes cannelées'
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1768
  • Soft-paste porcelain, gilded. Gilt-bronze stand
  • Object size: 54.4 x 21.5 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls and 'P', probably the date letter for 1768
    Incised mark: 'cd'
  • C306
  • Study
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  • An example of the more advanced neo-classical models at Sèvres, this vase borrows its column-like neck, Vitruvian scroll and Greek-key pattern friezes, and the zig-zag handles from antique architecture. Despite its brilliant design, the model was only briefly in production, possibly because its classical forms were not fully understood in the late 1760s. The only other known example has a similar blue ground and gilded decoration.
    The gilt-bronze stand was probably made in France in the nineteenth century.