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The bowl is tulip-shaped, and the cover low domed with a finial in the form of a flower (carnation?) with stem and leaves. The flour oval panels (two on the cover and two on the bowl) reserved on the turquoise (bleu céleste) ground are framed in sprays of palm leaves with flowers at the top...

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(1) on base of bowl, in blue enamel: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter B above painter's mark, a fleur-de-lis (2) on base of bowl, incised: 4


Paris; 1966, Rita and Frits Markus; 1983, gift of Rita and Frits Markus to the MFA.

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Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

Pot à sucre or boîte à sucre

French, 1754

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8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

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Soft-paste porcelain (pâte tendre) with a turquoise ground (fond bleu céleste), decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain