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Porcelain beehive vase, Sevres Factory

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An image of Vase and cover. Beehive Vase (vase ruche no. 1). Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. The vase is in the shape of a slender beehive made of wickerwork, pierced at the base. The cover is moulded to resemble thatch and has a ring handle in the shape of a doubled over sheaf of corn, tied at the junction with the cover, so that ears of corn radiate from it. Two of each group of three vertical osiers on the vase, the corn stalks and the edges of the thatch on the cover are gilded. The vase stands on a separate square base, decorated with gold scrolls round the outer edges. Glazed soft-paste porcelain beehive vase and cover, decorated with gilding, height, whole, 24.7 cm, height, base, 5.1 cm, 1768-1769. Possibly earlier; the bases were added at an unknown later date. One of a pair.

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Vase and cover. Beehive Vase (vase ruche no. 1). Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. The vase is in the shape of a slender beehive made of wickerwork, pierced at the base. The cover is moulded to resemble thatch and has a ring handle in the shape of a doubled over sheaf of corn, tied at the junction with the cover, so that ears of corn radiate from it. Two of each group of three vertical osiers on the vase, the corn stalks and the edges of the thatch on the cover are gilded. The vase stands on a separate square base, decorated with gold scrolls round the outer edges. Glazed soft-paste porcelain beehive vase and cover, decorated with gilding, height, whole, 24.7 cm, height, base, 5.1 cm, 1768-1769. Possibly earlier; the bases were added at an unknown later date. One of a pair.

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  • Accession Number: C.3.1 & A-1955; C.3.2 & A-1955
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/29.0
  • Focal length: 100
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 683 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 469.64kB
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 29/1
  • Captured: 2009:02:12 15:29:04

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18th Century base basket weave baskets beehive bees ceramics cover Fitz_AA French gilded gilding gilt glazed lidded moulded pair porcelain Roccoco Rococo Sevres Porcelain Factory soft-paste porcelain studio ceramics thatched vase white wicker

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