Vase Feuille d'Eau

Vase Feuille d'Eau

1858-1862

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Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

(French, est. 1740)

made at

Paul Marie Roussel

(French, 1804-1877)

figural decoration by

Emile Renard

(French)

ornament designed by

Porcelain with gilt bronze mounts

Overall: 54.6 x 27.3 x 25.7 cm (21 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 10 1/8 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1993.6

Description

Feuille d'Eau means "waterleaf" and refers to the name given to the shape of this vase at the Sèvres factory. In English, waterleaf is the common name for a plant with bell-shaped flowers. The term is also applied to a stylized plant motif used in Graeco-Roman ornament. This vase was exhibited by the Sèvres firm at the International Exhibition held in London in 1862.

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