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Écuelle ronde tournée: C.60 & A-1961

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Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Écuelle ronde tournée


Factory: Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory
Painter: Vielliard, André-Vincent




Soft-paste porcelain broth bowl and cover, with a yellow ground painted in manganese-purple with a continuous landscape, and gilded.

Soft-paste porcelain, thrown, painted in manganese-purple and maroon enamels, and gilded. The glaze on the interior has a few grey and black speckles.Circular bowl with entwined branch handles and a domed cover with a handle in the shape of an olive branch with fruit and leaves. There is a hole in the footring and on the inside of the rim of the cover. Both parts have a yellow ground decorated in manganese-purple with continuous landscapes with buildings, and a few figures. On one side of the bowl, there is a village, and a lighthouse on a promontary beside an estuary where a man stands on a jetty, and there are two rowing boats near the shore, and five sailing ships out at sea. On the other side is a farm, a man following a packhorse over a low bridge, and a man sitting fishing under a tree. The foot and rim of the bowl and the edge of the cover are each encircled by a maroon band, a white reserved band and a gold band. The knob and handles are partially gilded.


History note: Acquired by Louis C.G. Clarke (1881-1960) before October 1948; bequeathed by him

Legal notes

L.C.G.Clarke Bequest, 1960

Measurements and weight

Height: 9.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Sèvres ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1961-04-27) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, Late
Louis XVI
Production date: AD 1787 : The bowl bears the date letter for KK and was accessioned as 1788 but it appears from a comparison of marked pieces and factory records that these letters were used in 1787


The continuous landscape is typical of Vielliard's later work and is reminiscent of fan decoration, see Documentation, Bellaigue, 1979)

The écuelle ronde was made in four sizes from 1752.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels ( manganese-purple and maroon) gold
Bowl Diameter 9.4 cm
Cover Diameter 9.8 cm
Bowl Including Handl Width 12.6 cm

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Lead-glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: interlaced L's enclosing KK
  • Location: On the base of the bowl
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Factory mark

Inscription present: horizontal line with three dots evenly distributed above

  • Location: On the base of the bowl, below factory mark
  • Method of creation: Painted in blue enamel
  • Type: Painter's mark
  • Text: 36
  • Location: On base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

Inscription present: the four is the open variety, not as typed

  • Text: 14
  • Location: On base of bowl
  • Method of creation: Incised
  • Type: Mark

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.60 & A-1961
Primary reference Number: 93753
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 12 January 2021 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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