Manufacturer Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, French, active 1756 - present
Designer Jean-Claude Duplessis, père, Italian, 1690-1774
Decorator Niquet, French, 1764-1792
  • Vase
  • Vase à oreilles, shape A, second size (alternate title)
Date ca. 1777
Medium Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration and gilding
Dimensions Overall: 8 3/4 × 4 1/4 inches (22.2 × 10.8 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Mrs. Horace E. Dodge in memory of her husband
Accession Number 71.255
Department European Sculpture and Dec Arts
On View Decorative Arts: S3A, Level 3 (see map)
Marks Marks, inside foot, in blue enamel: [interlaced L's enclosing illegible date letter and mark for painter Niquet]
Inscriptions Inscribed, in ink, on label inside foot: C9071 | D.B. Paris
Comte de Saint-Léon, Chateau de Jeure (Morigny-Champigny, France);
(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)
Winokur, Ronald L. "The Mr. and Mrs. Horace E. Dodge Memorial Collection." Bulletin of the DIA 50, no. 3 (1971): pp. 43-51.

Savill, R. The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of the Sèvres Porcelain, 3 vols. London, 1988, vol. 1, p. 145.

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. 49, pp. 172, (ill.) p. 173.