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Covered bowl and stand

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The circular bowl has two ear-shaped handles composed of two interlacing branches with leaf terminals. The domed cover is surmounted by a finial in the form of a twisted branch with leaves and berries. The oval stand has an undulating rim and a circular well to fit the foot of the bowl. The...

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Inscription

Bowl: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter K, painter's mark of three dots for Jean-Baptiste Tandart aine (active at Sevres 1754-1800) below, in blue enamel. Stand: painted marks as above; incised LL.

Provenance

Lucien Lévy, Paris [see note 1]; by 1953, probably sold by Lévy to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI [see note 2]; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] According to a paper label affixed to the bottom of the stand. [2] The objects were published by Émile Tilmans, "Porcelains de France," (Paris, 1953), p. 41, as in a private collection, New York (probably the Wickes collection). Forsyth Wickes purchased several objects from Lucien Levy in the 1950s.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

ecuelle ronde tournée et plateau ovale

French, 1763

Dimensions

Other (Bowl): 10.2 x 15 x 11.7 cm (4 x 5 7/8 x 4 5/8 in.) Other (Cover): 3.3 x 20.3 x 16.2 cm (1 5/16 x 8 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1906a-c

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain