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 | Decoration and ornament—Plant forms—France—18th century | Flowers in art | Cherubs (Art)

Getty AAT keywords: porcelain (material) | porcelain (visual works) | dinnerware | wine coolers (containers) | porcelain painting (image-making) | gilding-technique | flower (motif) | floral patterns | plant-derived motifs | putti (motifs)


35mm color slide of a wine bottle cooler (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). It has a white ground, accentuated by a stripe of dark blue near the rim. Burnished gilding accentuates both the rim and the molding of the scroll-shaped handles. Gilt foliage frames the oval medallion that depicts a putto in a cloud, holding a garland of flowers. Additional garlands and baskets of flowers adorn the body of the cooler, as do the large initials DB, formed from undulating branches and flower garlands. This object was part of a service associated with Mme. Du Barry, mistress of Louis XV (Fritzsche 2018). The number 47 is handwritten on the slide.

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


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


Seattle Art Museum Libraries


18th century (date of object)
April 1978 (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 January 30, 2023,