Vase, ca. 1777

  • Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, French, active 1756 - present
  • Jean-Claude Duplessis, père, Italian, 1690-1774
  • Niquet, French, 1764-1792

Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding

  • Framed: Overall: 8 3/4 × 4 1/4 inches (22.2 × 10.8 cm)

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


On View

  • Decorative Arts: S3A


European Sculpture and Dec Arts

  • Gilding
  • Soft paste porcelain
  • Enamel
  • Fruit
  • Ceramic
  • Flowers (plants)
  • Cartouche
  • Vase
  • Garlands
  • Sèvres
  • Bird

Signed, Marks, Inscriptions

Marks, inside foot, in blue enamel: [interlaced L's enclosing illegible date letter and mark for painter Niquet]

Inscribed, in ink, on label inside foot: C9071 | D.B. Paris


Comte de Saint-Léon, Chateau de Jeure (Morigny-Champigny, France); (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. Savill, R. The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of the Sèvres Porcelain, 3 vols. London, 1988, vol. 1, p. 145. 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. 49, pp. 172, (ill.) p. 173.

Rights Status

Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory; Jean-Claude Duplessis, père; Niquet, Vase, ca. 1777, soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband, 71.255.