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Coffeepot in the Form of an Elephant's Head

Designed and decorated by Marc-Louis-Emmanuel Solon, French, 1835 - 1913. Made by the Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present.

Geography:
Made in Sèvres, France, Europe

Date:
1862

Medium:
Porcelain with pâte-sur-pâte and gilt decoration

Dimensions:
8 x 6 inches (20.3 x 15.2 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1994-2-1a,b

Credit Line:
Purchased with the Elizabeth Wandell Smith Fund, the John T. Morris Fund, and the John D. McIlhenny Fund, 1994

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Label:
The pâte-sur-pâte decorative technique seen here—building layers of liquid slip into an image in relief—was developed in 1849 at the French porcelain manufacturer Sèvres, where this piece was made.