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Of baluster form with spirally fluted neck and gadrooned rim; the cylindrical center section decorated in relief with gilded swags of flowers depending from female masks and ribbon knots. Surmounting ormolu square base.

Marks

Interlaced Ls with a crown above, enclosing date letter Y; the mark A for the gilder Charles-Eloi Asselin.

Provenance

Thomas P. Thorne, New York. April 1941, Mrs F. Gray Griswold; sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, lot 14. 1941, Gift of Robert Treat Paine to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Treat Paine II

Vase Du Barry a guirlandes

French, 1776

Object Place

France

Dimensions

41.91 cm (16 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

41.109

Medium or Technique

Hard-paste biscuit porcelain

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain