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Catalog Number 2014.20.1
Object Name Pitcher, Cream
Description This neoclassical cream jug was made at Sèvres, the leading French porcelain manufactory in France.

The shape is copied from a piece of ancient Greek pottery in the collection of the
Sèvres Museum. The Greek cup had been part of the collection of the Jeanne-Dominique Vivant Denon, the first director of the Louvre.

Denon's collection, which had been assembled while he was in Naples, had been purchased in 1785 by Louis XVI and deposited at Sèvres, where, it was suggested, "Ces vases pourront donner de charmantes idees de decoration (the vases can give charming ideas for decoration)."
Year Range from 1814
Year Range to 1824
Material Hard-Paste Porcelain
Place of Origin Made at the Sevres Factory, Sevres, France
Artist Sèvres Factory
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Museum Purchase with Funds Provided by W. Groke Mickey
On View Reeves Center, European Gallery
Gallery ID Number 151