Oct 27, 2021
Oct 27, 2021
Oct 27, 2021

Vase, Feuille d'Eau

Vase, Feuille d'Eau


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made at

Sèvres Porcelain Factory

(French, est. 1756)

figural decoration by

Paul Marie Roussel

(French, 1804-1877)

ornament designed by

Emile Renard


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.a


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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