FORMER ROTHSCHILD & ROSEBERY COLLECTION AT MENTMORE
Soft-paste porcelain vase with cover of shape “à cordons” said “ferré”, of first size, the ovoid form overlaid with four raised panels, each finely painted and depicted in alternating fashion: a seashore scene of fishermen with sailboat and days catch, a nautical themed still life, a scene of three fishermen hauling in a net, and a similar themed still life with globe, navigation instruments and maps; reserved on a pea green ground with sculpted laurel wreaths heightened in burnished gilt surmounted with a fluted domed cover with white glazed pine cone finial and raised on a bolted pedestal with applied pearl forms.
Early cracks and repairs, some restoration at the painting.
Sèvres porcelain Royal factory, circa 1764.
Marked with the date-letter L inside interlaced L’s cipher of Louis XV.
The marine scenes are attributed to Jean-Louis Morin (1732-1787).
Elements of the decoration from 19th century.
Heigth : 44,5 cm.
Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., ‘Mentmore’, volume three, 24th May 1977, lot 2032, p.21 (reproduced).