Manufacturer Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, French, active 1756 - present
  • Chestnut Bowl and Stand
  • Marronnière à quatre pans (alternate title)
Date between 1757 and 1758
Medium Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding
Dimensions Overall: 4 3/4 × 6 3/8 × 5 inches (12.1 × 16.2 × 12.7 cm)
Credit Line Museum Purchase, Joseph M. de Grimme Memorial Fund and Bernard J. Reilly Fund
Accession Number 2002.68
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Fashionable Living: Kanzler Room S330, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Marks, on bowl and stand, incised: BP [square répareur's mark, possibly refers to François Carrette, l'aîné (active 1754-70)]
Marks, on bowl and stand, in blue: [factory mark of interlaced L's enclosing the date letter E for 1757-58]
Marks, in red: [traces of inventory numbers]
Baron Gustave de Rothschild [1829-1911] (Paris, France);
by descent to Rothschild family;
1940s, confiscated by the German National Socialist (Nazi) government.
restored to Rothschild family;
by descent to Madame Benvenutti [née Rothschild] (Paris, France);
(Adrian Sassoon, London, England);
2002-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Masello, David. "100 Top Treasures." Art & Antiques (November 2002): p. 74 (ill.).

Darr, Alan. P. and Brian Gallagher. "Recent acquisitions (2000-2006) of European sculpture and decorative arts at The Detroit Institute of Arts." The Burlington Magazine 149, no. 1251 (June 2007): p. 451, pl. IX (ill.).