Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à bouteille)

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Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à bouteille)


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 | Wine coolers—France—18th century | Gilding—France—18th century | Landscapes on porcelain—France—18th century | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Trees in art | Hunting in art | Oudry, Jean-Baptiste, 1686-1755—Pictorial works

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | wine coolers (containers) | porcelain painting (image-making) | gilding-technique | landscapes (representations) | floral patterns | plant-derived motifs | trees | hunting


35mm color slide of a wine bottle cooler (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). Set against a bright pink ground color is a painted landscape in a white shaped reserve, framed by gilded garlands of scrolls, foliage, and flowers. The landscape is dominated by a majestic tree prominently placed at the center of the picture. Behind and around the tree is a hunting scene with men on horseback, and hunting dogs in pursuit of a stag. These hunting scenes are believed to represent Louis XV on a stag hunt, and may have been inspired by Chasses royales de Louis XV (1733–46), a series of Gobelins tapestries designed by Jean-Baptiste Oudry (1686–1755), and regarded as one of Oudry’s masterpieces ((Huntington n.d., no. 27.52; Fritzsche 2018, 14). The wine cooler has a mark on the bottom, consisting of the letter F followed by a dot, which has not been identified. There is a visible crack in the center of the object.

Find more information on these hunting scenes, Oudry, and Louis XV, in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.


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


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


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


Painter, Kirsten Blythe


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English | French


still image

Spatial Coverage


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.


Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à bouteille),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed June 20, 2024,