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One of a pair, see 65.1858. The seaux are pail shaped and taper to a flat foot. The handles are ear shapedwith an additional curve towards the base of the handle. A raised band runs a round the circumference of each seau where the top of the handle joins the body; a similar parallel band is...

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Inscription

Two dots in blue enamel on base; incised 4 and a square; other marks possibly obscured by later-drilled hole.

Provenance

Possibly Burdett Couts, England [see note 1]. Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York; March 26, 1948, Rosenberg & Stiebel sold to Forsyth Wickes, Newport; 1965, gift of Forsyth Wickes (Accession Date: December 24, 1965) NOTES: [1] According to Jeffrey H. Munger, in "The Forsythe Wickes Collection" (1992, P. 166), Burdet Couts' ownership is listed but noted as unverified.

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

Seau a verre

French, probably 1754–55

Object Place

Vincennes/Sevres, France

Dimensions

11.8 x 17.7 x 13.7 cm (4 5/8 x 6 15/16 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.1857

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste porcelain decorated in polychrome enamels and gold

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain