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vase (Cuvette Mahon)

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, Manufacturer (French) Pierre-Antoine Méreaud, Decorator (French)

sold in 1762 to Madame de Pompadour; Haranac de Préle (or Presle), Paris; Auctioned at Hotel Drouot, Paris in 1931 (May 6, 1931, lot no. 97); Mrs. Alan L. Corey, New York; Auctioned at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New YOrk in 1974 ("The Collection of Mrs. Alan L. Corey, New YOrk and Glen Head" December 5-6, 1974, lot no. 70); Mrs. John W. Christner, Dallas; auctioned at Christie's, New York in 1979 (December 1, 1979, lot no. 178): Robert L. Cunningham, Beverly Hills, California; Robert L. Cunningham, London; seized by English government; Dragesco and Cramoisan, Paris; purchased from Dragesco and Cramoisan by the IMA December 1990.

Object Information

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (French)
Pierre-Antoine Méreaud (French)
creation date
soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, gilding
5 7/8 x 9 x 4 1/2 in.
mark descriptions
stamped: with date letter "H" for 1760 | painter's symbol "S" for Pierre Antoine Mereau l'aîné | incised mark "FM" for unidentified potter | with crossed L's of the Sèvres Manufactory.
accession number
credit line
Decorative Arts Society Fund, Lilly Pavilion Discretionary Fund and Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Public Domain
Decorative Arts