Two Shell-Shaped Fruit Bowls (compotiers à coquille)

Dublin Core

Title

Two Shell-Shaped Fruit Bowls (compotiers à coquille)

Subject

LCSH: Porcelain, French—18th century—Pictorial works | Porcelain, French—Private collections | Porcelain, French—Sèvres—18th century—Slide collections | Sèvres porcelain—18th century—Pictorial works | Slides (Photography)—Private collections | Fritzsche, Ulrich—Art collections—Pictorial works | Ceramic tableware—France—18th century | Painted trays—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Flowers in art | Fruit in art | Plants in art

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | fruit bowls | gilding-technique | porcelain painting (image-making) | flower (motif) | floral patterns | plant-derived motifs | fruit (plant components)

Description

35mm color slide of two shell-shaped fruit bowls (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). Each dish has a dark green ground color with a large white shaped reserve at the center, containing multi-colored bouquets of flowers and fruit. The central reserve is edged with gilded scrolls, foliage, and cartouches containing trelliswork patterns. The white handles of the dishes have feathered gilding. The bowls have a painter’s mark for Vavasseur aîné (the elder; active 1753–70), a “painter of flowers” (Tardy 1981, 569). The number 17 is handwritten on the slide.

Find more about Vavasseur and painters' marks in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.

Creator

Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object)

Publisher

Seattle Art Museum Libraries

Date

1758 (date of object)
September 1982 (date of slide)

Contributor

Painter, Kirsten Blythe

Rights

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Format

application/jpg

Language

English | French

Type

still image

Spatial Coverage

France

Temporal Coverage

eighteenth century (dates CE)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

slide, scanned using an Epson Perfection V600 Photo scanner at 3200 dpi.

Citation

Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Two Shell-Shaped Fruit Bowls (compotiers à coquille),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed September 25, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2919.