Encensoir; Encensoir, 5th Plate

Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier1740

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Censer in form of a covered vase, suspended by four chains. The upper portion of the vase is decorated with swirling bands of leaves, the lower body decorated with a central cartouche. The vase resets on an asymmetrical base. On the lower right foreground, a small pouring vessel on a rococo stand. Above right, a small flaming censer held by chains.

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  • Title: Encensoir; Encensoir, 5th Plate
  • Creator: Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier
  • Date Created: 1740
  • Provenance: Jean Léon Decloux (Decloux 173)
  • Paper Support: White laid paper
  • Inscribed: Inscribed on plate, upper left: N; upper right: 82; lower left, J.A. Meissonnier inv.; lower center, Encensoir; lower right: Huquier Sculp et ex rue S. Jacque CPR
  • Dimensions: Platemark: 39.3 x 19.8 cm (15 1/2 x 7 13/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • Rights: Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • Medium: Engraving on white laid paper