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Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
French, Sèvres, 1756
Soft-paste porcelain, green ground color, gilding
H: 8 5/8 x W: 7 7/8 x D: 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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