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Wine cooler - Seau à bouteille

Seau à bouteille

  • Object:

    Wine cooler

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1770-ca. 1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sceaux pottery factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware painted in enamels and gilt

  • Museum number:

    46-1870

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case A2, shelf 4

Physical description

Bucket-shaped cooler, tin-glazed earthenware, with scroll handles, painted front and back in puce and green enamels with medallions with cherubs or putti representing the Arts, each framed with swags of flowers in colours, the sides with bouquets, the rims and mouldings with traces of gilding

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1770-ca. 1780 (made)

Artist/maker

Sceaux pottery factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware painted in enamels and gilt

Object history note

Bought from the Aigoin collection; the pair with 47-1870

Descriptive line

Wine cooler, earthenware painted in puce and green enamels with medallions with cherubs, Sceaux pottery factory, France, about 1770-1780

Production Note

Acquired as Strasbourg or Moustiers, 18th century, reattributed to Sceaux, ca. 1780

Materials

Earthenware

Subjects depicted

Medallions (ornament areas); Putti

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Vases; Drinking

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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