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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 (6 May 6 1931, lot 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 70); Mrs. John W. Christner, Dallas; auctioned at Christie's, New York in 1979 (December 1, 1979, lot 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

manufacturer
Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (French)
decorator
Pierre-Antoine Méreaud (French)
creation date
1776
materials
soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, gilding
dimensions
5 7/8 x 8 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.
mark descriptions
stamped: with crossed L's of Sèvres Manufactory | date letter "Y" for 1776 | painter's symbol "S" for Pierre Antoine Mereau l'aîné.
accession number
1990.43
credit line
Decorative Arts Society Fund, Lilly Pavilion Discretionary Fund and Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Decorative Arts