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Covered sugar basin

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The fluted oval bowl and voluted cover have been molded to suggest a shell. The cover is notched for a spoon, and the rim is painted purple. The basin and the cover are decorated with sprays of flowers painted in puce, yellow, blue, purple, and green. Two floral sprays are painted in the...

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Marks

incised DV (obscured by painted decoration)

Provenance

1955, Lucien Lévy, Paris; June 20, 1955, sold by Lévy to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, about 1755

Dimensions

12.06 x 10.16 x 12.06 cm (4 3/4 x 4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1991a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain