Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory

Past Exhibition: Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain

Two porcelain footed vases decorated with blue and gold featuring putti eating grapes
Vincennes and Sèvres Porcelain
June 4, 1980 to August 3, 1980

The Frick Collection presented an exhibition devoted to Vincennes and Sévres porcelain of the second half of the eighteenth century. Focused on the small but rich group of French porcelains in The Frick Collection, which had never before been shown in its entirety, the exhibition included comparable examples from American and European public and private collections, original design drawings, a plaster model for a vase, prints used as subjects by porcelain painters, and four pieces of furniture mounted with Sévres plaques.

Cocktails with a Curator: 'Vase Japon'

video still of Xavier Salomon and porcelain vase

In this week’s episode of “Cocktails with a Curator,” examine one of the Frick’s recent acquisitions, the Sèvres “Vase Japon,” with Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator Xavier F. Salomon. A unique interpretation of a Chinese (not Japanese) bronze vase from the Han Dynasty, the object represents the 18th-century influence of China on European porcelain design. This week’s program is paired with a Long Island Iced Tea.