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The cylindrical pots are thrown on the wheel. Each has two grotesque mask handles, molded and applied, near the top. Above the masks, just below the rim, and below the in-curved base, just above the foot ring, are two moldings of hand-tooled gadrooning. The masks are in the form of a human...

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Provenance

By 1967, Gilbert Lévy, Paris; November 23, 1967, sold by Gilbert Lévy at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, lot 84, and most probably bought by Pablo Weill [see note 1]. December 1967, given by Pablo Weill to Frits Markus, Chatham, MA, and New York, NY; 1982, gift of Rita and Frits Markus. (Accession date: January 12, 1983) NOTES: [1] See note in MFA curatorial file.

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

seau a verre

French, about 1720–30

Dimensions

Overall: 11 x 14.3cm (4 5/16 x 5 5/8in.) Other (Overall): 12cm (4 3/4in.)

Accession Number

1983.631

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain