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Pot-Pourri in the Form of a Snail Shell

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Each pot-pourri rests on three conical shell feet and has a circular lid with a finial in the form of a shell surrounded by three smaller shells. A gilt bronze openwork collar attached to the rim of the shell supports the lid, which has a gilt-bronze rim with a small beaded flange. The shell is...

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Jas. A. Lewis & Son, New York; December 21, 1949, Jas. A. Lewis & Son sold to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French, about 1763–68


Overall (pot): 13.1 x 16.3 x 12.8 cm (5 3/16 x 6 7/16 x 5 1/16 in.) Other (lid): 16.3 x 12.8 cm (6 7/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration; gilt-bronze mounts




Ceramics, Porcelain