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Vase

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1869 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Roussel, P. N. (maker)
    Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted in enamels, with ormolu

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mons. le Ministre de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux-Arts

  • Museum number:

    165-1881

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case C1, shelf 1

Physical description

Porcelain vase of ovoid body on a foot. Purple with bands of gilding, a central panel painted with an allegorical scene depicting a seated female figure reading to putti. The scrolling ormolu handles each have a pair of scallop shell ornaments.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

1869 (made)

Artist/maker

Roussel, P. N. (maker)
Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted in enamels, with ormolu

Marks and inscriptions

'S69'
Maker's mark, printed on basein green

a crowned 'N' and 'Décoré à Sèvres 69' in red
Maker's mark; printed

'P N Roussel'
Signature

Object history note

Given by Mons. le Ministre de l'Instruction Publique et des Beaux Arts
Acquisition type: Gift

Descriptive line

Porcelain vase, ovoid body on foot, with gilt metal handles, made by P. N. Roussel at Sèvres porcelain factory, France, 1869

Materials

Porcelain; Ormolu

Techniques

Glazing (coating); Painting (image making); Gilding

Subjects depicted

Putti; Scallop shell; Figures; Women; Scrolls (motifs)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Vases

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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