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Seaux à Bouteille

This is a Seaux à bouteille. It was manufactured by Clérissy Factory. It is dated ca. 1730 and we acquired it in 2017. Its medium is tin-glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

These cache-pots are decorated in the style of Jean Bérain the Elder (1638–1711), a designer and engraver whose influence can be traced across the French decorative arts. Bérain’s compositions of delicate interlacing arabesques were adapted for monochrome blue tableware at the Clérissy manufactory beginning in 1710. These were widely admired and copied by faience manufacturers throughout France.

This object was donated by Clare E. Thaw and Eugene V. Thaw. It is credited Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.

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  • Gift of George A. Hearn.
  • 1907-14-6
  • Pot (USA)
  • earthenware, slip and mineral decoration.
  • Gift of Mrs. Homer Kripke.
  • 1980-21-6

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

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  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 18.5 × 21.5 cm (7 5/16 × 8 7/16 in.)

It has the following markings


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Seaux à Bouteille; Manufactured by Clérissy Factory (France); tin-glazed earthenware; H x diam.: 18.5 × 21.5 cm (7 5/16 × 8 7/16 in.); Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw; 2017-20-7

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