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Pomade pot

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The cylindrical body is molded to suggest an outer casing containing a slightly taller inner sleeve; the rim of the former is suggested by a molded scalloped edge, and three large molded acanthus leaves linked by scrolls decorate the lower half. The pot swells near the base and then tapers to...

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Marks

Both pieces: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter L, painter's mark of a line with a dot at one end for Louis-Jean Thevenet pere, aine (active at Sevres 1741/5-1777) to one side, all in blue enamel; incised cs.

Provenance

By 1965, Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

pot à pommade à ornements

French, 1764

Object Place

Sevres, France

Dimensions

Overall: 10.7 x 8.4 cm (4 3/16 x 3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.1861a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain