Vase with candleholders (vase à têtes d'éléphant) Manufacturer: Sèvres Manufactory (estab. 1756) shape attributed to Jean-Claude Duplessis père (French, b.c 1695, d.1774) front reserve attributed to Jean-Louis Morin (French, b.1732, d.1787) repairer's mark of Antoine-Mathieu Liance Date: c 1760 purchase by Louis XV in December 1769 Place of Production: Sèvres, France Medium: soft-paste porcelain Type of Object: vases candelabras Access
This beautiful wine cooler is crafted of fine doré bronze with Sèvres-style porcelain plaques. Designed in a square form of the finest gilt bronze, this cooler is graced with exceptionally intricate floral motifs executed in characteristic Sèvres fashion on all four sides. Four maidens terminating in floral sprays are placed at each corner of these superb holders. Excellent condition.