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The ewer is pear-shaped, the narrow neck gracefully rising from the bulbous body to the flaring spout, which is balanced by the twisted handle springing from the undulating and slightly molded rim. The foliate lower terminals of the handle are symmetrically arranged. A faint mold line is...

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on base of ewer: (1) in blue enamel: inerlaced Ls enclosing date letter E above a script P (2) incised: 4 (3) incised: R on base of basin: (4) in blue enamel: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter E above a script P (5) incised: mLi


Noailles family. By 1967, with Alfred Wenz, Paris. By 1967, Adolph Lion, Paris; November 7, 1967, probably sold by Adolph Lion to Frits Markus, Chatham, MA, and New York, NY; 1982, gift of Rita and Frits Markus. (Accession date: February 10, 1982)

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Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

broc Roussel

French, 1757–58


Overall: 19.2 x 12.6cm (7 9/16 x 4 15/16in.) Other (Ewer (at base)): 7.3cm (2 7/8in.) Other (Basin): 31.7 x 22.9 x 9.9cm (12 1/2 x 9 x 3 7/8in.)

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Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration




Ceramics, Porcelain