One of a Pair of Vases (Vase chinois; vase à pied de globe)


The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum
Baltimore, United States

The white ground of this vase is almost entirely covered with tooled gilding against dark blue. The central panel depicts putti bearing military arms.


  • Title: One of a Pair of Vases (Vase chinois; vase à pied de globe)
  • Creator: Jean Pierre Boulanger le père (French, 1722-1785)
  • Date Created: 1774
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Decorator: Jean Pierre Boulanger le père (French, 1722-1785), Designer: Possibly Jean-Claude Duplessis le Père (French and Italian, ca. 1695-1774), Manufacturer: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (French, active 1756-present)
  • Provenance: King Louis XVI, Château of Saint Cloud; Collection of the Marchioness of Conyngham [according to Hodgkins] [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; E. M. Hodgkins Collection, Paris, no. 49 [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; A. Seligmann, Rey and Co., New York; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: vases; covers
  • Medium: soft-paste porcelain
  • Inscriptions: [Factory Mark] In cover: Intertwined Lls; [Date] Letter: V (1774); [Decorator's Mark] B (Boulanger, Jean-Pierre père [active 1754-1784])
  • Dimensions: H: 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928
  • Classification: Ceramics
  • Accession Number: 48.639

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