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Water Pitcher

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The body of the pitcher is of ovoid shape tapering to a slender neck with a flared spout above and an ear-shaped handle. The white ground is decorated with large sprays of flowers, a wreath of flowers, two butterflies, and an insect. Two parallel gilt bands encircle the neck; another gilt band...

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Ornamented interlaced Ls (tres ornee) enclosing three dots, a v and two dots above, a dot, palmette and two dots below.


Madame La Comtesse de B[earn], France; December 9, 1972, Madame la Comtesse de B[earn] sold through Hotel Drouot, Paris, to 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

broc ordinaire

French, 1751–53

Object Place

Vincennes/Sevres, France


Overall: 24.7 x 19.3 x 15.4cm (9 3/4 x 7 5/8 x 6 1/16in.)

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Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold




Ceramics, Porcelain