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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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incised DV (obscured by painted decoration)


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)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, about 1755


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

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Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels




Ceramics, Porcelain