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Ewer - pot à  l'eau la Boissière
  • pot à l'eau la Boissière
    Sèvres porcelain factory
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pot à l'eau la Boissière

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1765 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by John Jones

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 26, shelf 6

Physical description

Ewer with bulbous body with leaf moulding, loop handle with leaf terminal decorated with polychrome flowers painted in enamels and gilt on a white ground.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1765 (made)


Sèvres porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels and gilt

Marks and inscriptions

'm' with interlaced 'L's
Maker's mark in blue enamel with date letter 'm'

Painter's mark in blue enamel for Pierre aine



Height: 20.4 cm, Diameter: 12.2 cm, Width: 15 cm maximum

Object history note

John Jones Bequest Cat. no. 126.

Descriptive line

Ewer, with leaf moulding and floral decoration painted in enamels, Sèvres porcelain factory, France, 1765

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

Savill, Rosalind. The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain, 3 vols. London: Trustees of the Wallace Collection, 1988. See Vol. II, p. 697 for a discussion of the broc 'Roussel' (a name often given to the shape of 803-1882) and why the wave moulding in fact refers to the pot à l'eau la Boissière as it matches a drawing in the Sèvres Archives dated 19 February 1753. 803-1882 is referenced 715p., note 106.
William King, Catalogue of the Jones Collection, II, Ceramics, ormolu, goldsmiths' work, enamels, sculpture, tapestry, books, and prints (London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1924), p. 12, no. 126. 'A cup and saucer in the Museum (No. 3537-1853), are painted with flowers by the same hand, they are dated 1764 and signed with a form of P similar to that on no. 141, which is more usually associated with the painter Pithou.'


Soft-paste porcelain



Subjects depicted

Floral pattern; Leaf


Ceramics; Porcelain; Containers; Vases


Ceramics Collection

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