Ice-Cream Cooler, ca. 1767

  • Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, French, active 1756 - present

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding

  • Framed: Overall: 4 7/8 × 9 1/8 × 7 5/8 in. (12.4 × 23.2 × 19.4 cm) Overall (internal diameter): 7 1/16 inches (18 cm) Overall (cover): 3 × 7 7/8 inches (7.6 × 20 cm)

Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband

71.221

On View

  • Fashionable Living: S330.2
  • Fashionable Living: S330.2

Department

European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Gilding
  • Soft paste porcelain
  • Enamel
  • Ceramic
  • Tableware
  • Vessel
  • Flowers (motifs)
  • Sèvres
  • Birds
  • Ice cream
  • Vulture
  • Pheasant

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Marks, on bottom, on octagonal paper label: Case | 2 | 8 Marks, in red, on bottom: 71.221A

Inscribed, underneath, in dark blue: Perruche aux ailes Rouge Roi des veautours Inscribed, underneath, in dark blue: [bonana] de la jamaique / faisan de La chine

Provenance

until 1906, Chéreméteff family (St. Petersburg, Russia); (Asher Wertheimer, London, England); (Duveen Brothers, New York, New York, USA; 1939-1971, purchased by Anna Thomson Dodge (Grosse Pointe, Michigan, USA); 1971-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

Winokur, Ronald L. "The Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Dodge Memorial Collection." Bulletin of the DIA 50, no. 3 (1971): pp. 43-51. Cayeux, J. de. "Le décor d'oiseaux colorés à Vincennes et à Sèvres." Sèvres, no. 2 (1993): pp. 13, 30, no. 12 [as Armand], 31, no. 48 [as Aloncle], 34, no. 164 [as Aloncle], 36, no. 238 [as Aloncle]. Dell, T., et al. The Dodge Collection of Eighteenth-Century French and English Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts. New York and Detroit, 1996, no. 55, p. 186, p. 187 (ill.).

Rights Status

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, Ice-Cream Cooler, ca. 1767, soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband, 71.221.