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Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory (factory)
Duplessis, Jean-Claude Chambellan, père (designer) [ULAN info: French designer (c. 1795-1774)]
Soft-paste porcelain vase, painted in enamels with flowers in panels reserved in a bleu lapis ground, and gilded
Soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and decorated with an underglaze bleu lapis ground, painting in greyish-green, yellow, pale orange, dark pink, pale purple, and grey enamels, and gilding. The base has an eight-lobed edge decorated with eight moulded cockle shells alternately face up and face down. The foot of the vase has an eight-lobed edge and rises into an incurved stem which expands into the shallow bulb-shaped lower part of the vase. The sides of the vase are trumpet-shaped, and it has eight scallops round the rim. On each side, is a handle rising from the foot into an elaborate scroll, joined to the widest part of the bulb and rising above to form a hollow foliated projection. The decoration is of alternating areas of bleu lapis lightly marbled with gilding and white panels painted on each side of the upper part with a spray of flowers which ignores the blue divisions. On the stem the white panels are decorated underglaze in blue with four trefoil-shaped leaves with three dots above.The edges of the bleu lapis areas, the edges of the handles, the upper part of the base and the edges of the shells are gilded.
Vincennes (factory) (place)
France (factory) (country)
French (factory) (nationality)
Colmar, Paris (designer) (place)
France (designer) (country)
French (designer) (nationality)
soft-paste porcelain, moulded, and decorated with underglaze blue ground colour, painting in greyish-green, yellow, pale orange, dark pink, pale purple, and grey enamels, and gilding
height: (whole): 24.0
circa 1751 to 1752
Louis C.G. Clarke Bequest, 1960
National Art Collections Fund (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)
C.8-1961 (Applied Arts)