The J. Paul Getty Collection of French Decorative Arts (October 3, 1972 to August 31, 1973) (displayed June 7, 1973 through August 31, 1973)
- The Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit), October 3, 1972 to August 31, 1973
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Pair of Lidded Bowls (vases cassolettes à monter)
Sèvres, France; Paris, France (Place Created)
Hard-paste porcelain with a bleu nouveau ground color and gilt bronze mounts; rouge griotte marble
37.5 × 34.3 × 26.1 cm (14 3/4 × 13 1/2 × 10 1/4 in.)
These lidded bowls were intended to hold potpourri, the smell of which passed through the pierced collar. Containers for potpourri first appeared in the 1700s in France and were soon produced in large numbers from gold, silver,
By means of a drawing in the archives of the Sèvres porcelain manufactory of a similar, but unmounted bowl, scholars have identified the craftsman who made the twisted and coiled
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