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Vase - Vase Adelaide

Vase Adelaide

  • Object:

    Vase

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1840-1844 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leloy, Jean-Charles-François (designer)
    Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Enamelled hard-paste porcelain

  • Museum number:

    467-1844

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 28, shelf 6

Physical description

Vase is in the shape known as Vase Adelaide, first produced in 1840. The decoration imitates French enamels on copper made at Limoges in the 1500s. It is an early example of Renaissance revivalism at Sèvres. The vase is decorated in yellow, brown and white over a blue ground, in addition to gilding covering the pedestal foot and two handles. The stem of the foot is inset with fake precious stones.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1840-1844 (made)

Artist/maker

Leloy, Jean-Charles-François (designer)
Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Enamelled hard-paste porcelain

Object history note

This shape of vase, known as Vase Adelaide, was first produced in 1840, and this example was bought by the Museum in 1844, presumably as an example of the excellence of French design.

Historical significance: Presumably acquired by the Museum as an example of the excellence of French design.

Historical context note

The decoration of this vase imitates French enamels on copper made at Limoges in the 1500s. It is an early example of Renaissance revivalism at Sèvres, first initiated in 1830.

Descriptive line

Enamelled hard-paste porcelain vase, designed by Jean-Charles-François Leloy, Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, 1840-1844

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Bryant, Julius. Art and Design for all: The Victoria and Albert Museum . London: V&A publishing, 2011. p 110. ISBN 978 1 85177 666 5

Labels and date

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

This shape of vase, known as Vase Adelaide, was first produced in 1840, and this example was bought by the Museum in 1844, presumably as an example of the excellence of French design. The decoration imitates French enamels on copper made at Limoges in the 1500s. It is an early example of Renaissance revivalism at Sèvres, first initiated in 1830. The designer, Leloy, worked at Sèvres from 1816 to 1844. [1987-2006]

Materials

Hard paste porcelain

Techniques

Enamelled

Categories

Ph_survey; Porcelain; Ceramics; Vases

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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