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Flower Vase

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Each of the three vases is composed of two parts. In each, the upper part is of shaped oval section and tapers to a base pierced with holes which fits into an oval stand with four shaped openings along the shoulder. The three vases are similarly decorated, with a turquoise (bleu celeste) ground...

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Marks

Vase: painted marks as on 65.1817ab: interlaced Ls enclosing date letter F, painter's mark K of Chas Dodin (active at Sevres 1754-1802) below, painter's mark of a comma for Charles-Mereaud jeune (active at Sevres 1756-80) above, all in blue enamel: incised cn. Stand: incised c.

Provenance

1880, Paul Pavlovich Demidoff, 2nd Prince of San Donato (b. 1839 - d. 1885), Florence; March 15 - April 10, 1880, Demidoff sale, San Donato Palace, lot 472 [see note 1]. Wertheimer, London [see note 2]. By 1910, J. Pierpont Morgan (b. 1837 - d. 1914), New York [see note 3]; 1914, to his estate; March 22-25, 1944, Morgan estate sale, Parke Bernet, New York, lot 646, to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] In the same lot as MFA nos. 65.1817a-b and 65.1818a-b. [2] According to "Furniture and Objects of Art" (Morgan estate sale catalogue), Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, March 22-24, 1944, p. 170, lot 646. [3] J. P. Morgan inventory numbers P.M. 1736.A-1736.D in red enamel paint on bases of vases and stands.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

Vase Hollandois

French, 1758

Dimensions

Overall: 21.7 x 29 x 17.4cm (8 9/16 x 11 7/16 x 6 7/8in.) Other (Part A): 19.1 x 19.8 x 14.5cm (7 1/2 x 7 13/16 x 5 11/16in.) Other (Part B): 18.8 x 19.8 x 14.5cm (7 3/8 x 7 13/16 x 5 11/16in.) Other (Part C): 21.7 x 29 x 17.4cm (8 9/16 x 11 7/16 x 6 7/8in.)

Accession Number

65.1819a-b

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain with colored enamel and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain