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  • blue, gold and white painted potpourri vase and cover mounted on bronze stand, with sculpted goat heads at support

    Mounted Potpourri Vase and Cover
    (Vase à anses à tire-bouchon)

    Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, ca. 1763–70
    French gilt-bronze mounts, ca. 1785
    Soft-paste porcelain
    18 11/16 x 11 7/16 x 9 9/16 in. (47.5 x 29 x 24.3 cm)
    Private collection

    Location: Fragonard Room

    This exquisite soft-paste potpourri vase on view in the Fragonard Room was made by the Royal Manufactory of Sèvres about 1763–70. Its gilt-bronze mounts were added later, around 1785.... MORE

  • gold painted panel of Christ crucified on the cross, below is the Virgin and Saint John, and a skull with the blood of Christ on it

    Simone Martini (ca. 1284–1344) and studio
    Christ on the Cross between the Virgin and Saint John
    1340
    Tempera and gold leaf on panel
    17 1/2 x 7 15/16 in. (44.5 x 20.2 cm)
    The Phillips Family Collection

    Location: Enamels Room

    An exquisite gold-ground painting by Simone Martini (c. 1284–1344) and his assistants is on view in the Enamels Room, thanks to a long-term loan by the Phillips Family Collection. Visitors can experience this masterpiece... MORE