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Covered sugar bowl and stand

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The oval bowl has a simple footring and four reserved panels molded in low relief in the form of a cabbage leaf (feuille de choux). The domed cover, which has four smaller but similar reserved panels, is surmounted by a finial in the form of two interlocked branches with leaf terminals. The oval...

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Inscription

Sugarbowl: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter G, painter's mark of a dagger for Etienne Evans (active at Sevres 1778-1806) below, in blue enamel; incised ca. Stand: painted marks as above; incised t t.

Provenance

1759, possibly sold by the Sèvres factory to M. de Beauvoir [see note 1]. Paul Reinach, Paris [see note 2]. Jacques Seligmann, Paris [see note 2]; probably sold by Seligmann to Henry Walters (b. 1848 - d. 1931), New York and Baltimore; April 26, 1941, Sarah Green (Mrs. Henry) Walters sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 644, 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) NOTES: [1] This sugar bowl and stand may have been one of the two "sucrier et plateaux feuilles de choux" sold at 72 livres each to M. de Beauvoir, September 12-20, 1759. See Jeffrey H. Munger et al., "The Forsyth Wickes Collection in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston" (Boston, 1992), pp. 173-174, cat. no. 120. [2] According to the 1941 auction catalogue ("The Mrs. Henry Walters Art Collection, Volume One," Parke-Bernet, New York, April 23-26, 1941), p. 139, lot 644. Henry Walters purchased extensively from the Paris and New York branches of the Seligmann galleries.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

sucrier feuille de choux et plateau

French, 1759

Dimensions

Overall (Bowl with cover): 11.5 x 15.3 x 11.9 cm (4 1/2 x 6 x 4 11/16 in.) Overall (stand): 3.3 x 24.2 x 19.6 cm (1 5/16 x 9 1/2 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1809a-c

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain