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Vase "à ruban"


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In the early 1760s marine and battle scenes came into fashion, most of which were done by the artist Jean-Louis Morin (1732-1787) who had been working at the factory from 1754 till 1787. The son of a military surgeon, who had studied medicine himself before taking to painting on porcelain, he started his artistic career with representing children and cherubim. Since 1758 he mainly concentrated in his work on realistic and picturesque scenes from the life of dockers and soldiers. Noteworthy is the fact that the artist used his own sketches when creating ornamentation on porcelain objects.
The vase of the egg-shape, with a lid, is made of soft porcelain and has bleu lapis background.
The major element of its decor is polychrome painting inside oval medallions. The vase was modelled by Jean-Claude Duplessis the father.

 

 

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