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In the form of a miniature tub, each pot is cubical in form and rests on four block feet. Each corner of the glazed interior is reinforced with a porcelain bar of square cross section on which rests a gilt-bronze finial, replacing the original porcelain finial. Five holes are cut into the base...

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Inscription

Interlaced Ls with letter G in script to left, both in blue enamel; incised.

Provenance

J.P. Morgan, New York [see note 1]; March 22-25, 1944, sold by J.P. Morgan at Parke Bernet, New York, lot 629, and bought by Forsyth Wickes, Newport; 1965, gift of Forsyth Wickes (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] Inventory numbers P.M.1702.A and P.M.1792.B. in red enamel paint on base, cited by Jeffrey H. Munger, in "The Forsyth Wickes Collection" (1992, P. 168).

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

French (Sevres), probably 1756

Object Place

Sevres, France

Dimensions

Overall (without finials): 8.2 x 7 cm (3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1789

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorate in polychrome enamels and gold; gilt-bronze finials

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain