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The creamy white paste was press-molded in the form of an oval basket with two rope handles at the ends, a double rope molding at the top and a single one at the bottom. It is possible that the details of the rope and of the wicker were hand-tooled, as was also the radiating wicker pattern on...

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Marks

(1) on silver mount, struck: head of hend, discharge mark of Julien Berthe (1750–56)

Credit Line

Gift of Rita and Frits Markus

French, about 1750

Object Place

France

Dimensions

5.7 x 8.2 cm (2 1/4 x 3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1983.633

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels, with silver mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain