Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à bouteille) from Asturias Service


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Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à bouteille) from Asturias Service


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 | Flowers in art | Trees in art | Castel, Philippe—Pictorial works

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


35mm color slide of a wine bottle cooler from the Asturias Service (Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory). It has a white ground with painted reserves depicting military scenes. It is adorned with gilded foliage and polychrome bouquets. The handles, rim, and foot are gilded. This was a gift from Louis XV to his granddaughter Marie Louise (Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, 1751–1819), Princess of Asturias, later Queen of Spain (Fritzsche 2018). It has a painter’s mark for Philippe Castel (active 1772–97), a painter of birds, ornaments, and landscapes (Savill 1988, 3:1013; Eriksen and De Bellaigue 1987, 153 no. 22, 158n22). The number 49 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)
March 1983 (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); Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (creator of object), “Wine Bottle Cooler (seau à bouteille) from Asturias Service,” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed November 30, 2022,