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1991

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2021

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Ewer And Basin, Ewer and Basin, ca. 1800

This is a ewer and basin. It was manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated ca. 1800 and we acquired it in 1991. Its medium is hard paste porcelain, vitreous enamel, gold. It is a part of the department.

In 1800, Napoleon engaged engineer and scientist Alexandre Brongniart as director of the Sèvres porcelain factory. Brongniart introduced new ground colors and patterns to the ceramic designs, made through higher firing temperatures and scientific experimentation with metal oxides. Both the lavender and the green in this ewer are new colors from Brongniart’s era.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of Mrs. John Jay Ide, in memory of John Jay Ide.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D (-1: ewer): 27.9 × 15.2 × 10.2 cm (11 × 6 × 4 in.)

It has the following markings

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