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One of a pair, see 65.1857. The seaux are pail shaped and taper to a flat foot. The handles are ear shaped with an additional curve towards the base of the handle. A raised band runs a round the circumference of each seau where the top of the handle joins the body; a similar parallel band is...

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Inscription

Incised N in script and 4 onbase; other marks possibly obscured by later-drilled hole.

Provenance

Possibly Burdett Couts, England [see note 1]. By 1948, with Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York; March 26, 1948, Rosenberg & Stiebel sold to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] See Jeffrey H. Munger, in "The Forsyth Wickes Collection" (1992, p. 166).

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

seau a verre

French, probably 1754–55

Object Place

France

Dimensions

11.8 x 17.7 x 13.7 cm (4 5/8 x 6 15/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1858

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain