DODIN, Charles-Nicolas
(b. 1734, Versailles, d. 1803, Sèvres)

Ship Potpourri with Pink Ground and Chinese Decor

c. 1760
Soft-paste porcelain, 39 x 36 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

This potpourri ship featuring a pink ground, one of the most renowned forms created at Sèvres, consists of two pieces that fit together: a vase shaped like a ship, and a fretwork lid imitating the mast and rigging. The Chinese style scene, after a work by François Boucher, was painted by Charles-Nicolas Dodin.

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