Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à bouteille)

Dublin Core

Title

Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à bouteille)

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 | 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

Description

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. This is the verso of the object in Slide 22a, and depicts a similar hunting scene, but without horses or dogs. A group of men with rifles is framed by two trees, the larger of which resembles the tree in Slide 22a. One of the figures is shooting his rifle. These hunting scenes are believed to represent Louis XV on a duck 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.

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

These materials may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and learning purposes. If intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the sole responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate copyright permissions.

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), “Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à bouteille),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed October 1, 2022, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2926.