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Photograph by Will France
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Artist: G. Pointevin (French)

Attributed to: Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres (French, founded 1740)

Date: 1779
Medium: porcelain and bronze
12 1/2 x 5 inches (31.8 x 12.7 cm)
Classification: Household Accessories
Signed: G. Poitevin (lower scene)
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1980
Object number: 41.24.1.A
1965 Appraisal: 1019
1979 York Appraisal: 81
Accession Number: 1980.24.1.A
DescriptionBronze square with clipped corners base; porcelain spreading foot base; bronze bolt with leaves extending up porcelain body; porcelain body tapers toward base; waisted neck; bronze rim; band of overlapping foliage on base rim; blue ground with gold bands and pattern on porcelain base, body lower section, and neck; pastoral scene with cherubs on widest part of body; egg and dart pattern band at bronze rim.
Provenance: Probably W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [Mrs. W.H. Stark, 1859-1936]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; gifted December 11, 1980 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to The W.H. Stark House
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