The inspiration for this exquisite item is the extraordinary Pot-pourri à Vaisseau (Potpourri in the Form of a Ship), one of only a few objects of this kind in the world.
The painters and gilders from the Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory responsible for the decoration of the potpourri vase juxtaposed grounds of apple green and dark blue, the latter enriched with gold in a caillouté (pebble-like) pattern. The colorful imagery and exotic birds on the front and back reserves are by Louis-Denis Armand l’aîné, a prominent artist who specialized in painting birds and landscapes. Gold, the use of which was exclusive to the Sèvres manufactory, is generously applied along the contours of the piece to emphasize its bold shape.
100% lambswool, 64.96 x 8.27 in.
Made in the UK by Wallace Sewell