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Oblong, silver mounted, white ground; top and sides with Imari design with three color tone fans overlaid with gilding; inside on sides and bottom decorated with sprays of flowers and insects.

Marks

Porcelain: none. Silver: a salmon's head, Paris discharge mark for small work, 1744-50

Provenance

By 1950, with Jas. A. Lewis & Son, New York; October 18, 1950, sold by Jas. A. Lewis & Son 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

French, 1745–50; silver, 1744–50

Dimensions

Overall: 4.1 x 8.5 x 7cm (1 5/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/4in.)

Accession Number

65.1887

Medium or Technique

Soft-past porcelain decorated in underglaze blue, polychrome enamels, and gold; silver mounts

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain