Vase with Lid

Model probably by Jean-Claude Duplessis, Sr., French, c. 1695 - 1774. Made by the Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present. Decorated by Charles-Nicolas Dodin, French, 1734 - 1803.

Made in Sèvres, France, Europe


Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration

18 3/8 x 10 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches (46.7 x 27.3 x 18.7 cm) Without base: 16 3/8 x 10 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches (41.6 x 27.3 x 18.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 265, European Art 1500-1850, second floor

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Credit Line:
Bequest of Eleanore Elkins Rice, 1939

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The scene on this vase, entitled The Fortune Teller, is taken from an engraving by Pierre-Alexandre Aveline (French, 1702-1760), which in turn is after a design by François Boucher (French, 1703-1770). Boucher designed the composition for a tapestry series made at the Beauvais factory.

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