Half Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à demi-bouteille)


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Half Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à demi-bouteille)


LCSH: Porcelain, French—18th century—Pictorial works | Porcelain, French—Private collections | Porcelain, French—Vincennes—18th century—Slide collections | Vincennes 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 | Trees in art | Fishing in art | Bridges in art | Rivers in art

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | wine coolers (containers)| porcelain painting (image-making) | gilding-technique | landscapes (representations) | riverbanks | trees | fishing


35mm color slide of a wine cooler, half-bottle size (Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory). The rim and base are gilded. The body is painted with a colorful landscape that includes trees, buildings, a bridge over a river, and a person fishing. Sassoon notes that the “half wine bottle cooler” (seau à demi-bouteille) is a smaller variant of the “wine bottle coolers” (seau à demi-bouteille) produced at Vincennes and Sèvres, and that the half size was usually 16–17 cm. in height (1991, 152–54). The Huntington website explains that the seau à demi-bouteille “was made to hold smaller bottles of wine that could have been placed on the table within reach of diners so that they could serve themselves” (2019, no. 27.52). On the slide is handwritten the number 11 and “Vincennes ca. 1750.”

Find more details on wine coolers in the Fritzsche Porcelain Exhibit.


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


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


18th century (date of object)
May 1976 (date of slide)


Painter, Kirsten Blythe


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English | French


still image

Spatial Coverage


Temporal Coverage

eighteenth century (dates CE)

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Original Format

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


Fritzsche, Ulrich (creator of slide); D’Arms, Ted (photographer); Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Half Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à demi-bouteille),” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed November 29, 2023, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/2913.