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Chinois Ly Vase, 1868

This is a Vase. It was manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 1868 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is enameled porcelain with ormolu mounts. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Sèvres showed this vase form at their display in the Paris Exposition Universelle of 1855. Named after missionary R. P. Ly, who published influential studies on Chinese porcelain, the vase was produced in a range of patterns, including this rich vegetal motif against a brilliant blue background.

It is credited Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 33.8 × 14.8 cm (13 5/16 × 5 13/16 in.)

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Chinois Ly Vase, 1868; Manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; enameled porcelain with ormolu mounts; H x diam.: 33.8 × 14.8 cm (13 5/16 × 5 13/16 in.); Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund; 1988-83-1

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design.

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