Manufacturer Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, French, active 1756 - present
Maker painted by François-Joseph Aloncle, French, 1734-1781
  • Monteith
  • Seau à crennelé (alternate title)
Date 1770
Medium Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding
Dimensions Overall: 4 5/8 × 11 1/2 × 7 3/4 inches (11.7 × 29.2 × 19.7 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband
Accession Number 71.239
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Fashionable Living: S330.2, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Date mark, underneath, in blue: [interlaced L's enclosing R; for 1700]
Painter's mark, underneath, in blue: [Aloncle]
Marks, on a red-bordered label: Case Left | of Door | Top Shelf [covering a second red-bordered label]
Marks, on octagonal label: Case | 4/9
Marks, on circular label: 39
Marks, on a blue-bordered label: 99
Marks, in red: 71.239
Inscriptions Inscribed, underneath, in black: La poule Sultane et La | moucherole d'amerique
Inscribed, underneath, in black: Vautour d'arabie et | Canard d'amerique
until 1906, Chéreméteff family (St. Petersburg, Russia);
(Asher Wertheimer, London, England);
(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)
Notes on the Historic Chéreméteff Sèvres Porcelain on View at the Galleries of Mr. Asher Wertheimer. Exh. cat., Wertheimer Galleries. London, nos. 170, 171.

Winokur, Ronald L. "The Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Dodge Memorial Collection." Bulletin of the DIA 50, no. 3 (1971): pp. 43-51.

Cayeux, J. de. "Le décor d'oiseaux colorés à Vincennes et à Sèvres." Sèvres, no. 2 (1993): pp. 33, no. 129 [as Chappuis], 35, no. 212, 36, no. 237 [as Chappuis].

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. 62, p. 197, (ill.) p. 198, (ill.) p. 197.