Basket (panier, deuxième grandeur)

Object Details

Title:

Basket (panier, deuxième grandeur)

Artist/Maker(s):

Sèvres Manufactory (French, active 1756 - present)

Culture:

French

Date:

1756

Medium:

Soft paste porcelain, green ground color; gilding

Dimensions:

21.9 x 20 x 18.1 cm (8 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 1/8 in.)

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This green basket has pierced sides molded in imitation of canework. The arched handle simulates bound cane that has been wrapped with a gilt-edged ribbon.

The records of the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory show that in December 1757 the painter François Boucher was given a small green panier(basket), probably this very piece. Boucher, who produced many designs for the factory, was frequently rewarded with porcelain gifts.

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