Pot-pourri vase

(pot pourri à têtes de boucs)

Sèvres porcelain manufactory (estab. 1756)
front reserve by Charles-Nicolas Dodin (French, b.1734, d.1803)
after a painting by Carel Van Falens (Belgian or Flemish, b.1683, d.1733)
marked with date letter K for 1763
Place of production:
Sèvres, France
soft-paste porcelain
Type of object:
pot-pourri vases
Accession number:

Physical description

Dimensions (mm):
580 x 390 x 250
interlaced Ls
Factory mark
[on underside]

upper case K
Painter's mark
[within factory mark]


Possibly acquired by Joachim Godske, Count Moltke, (1746-1818) while in Paris in 1764; by descent to his son, Adam Wilhelm (1785-1864); acquired after his death by James de Rothschild (1792-1868) in 1865; by descent to his son Edmond James de Rothschild (1845-1934); by descent to his son James de Rothschild (1878-1959); bequeathed to Waddesdon The Rothschild Collection (The National Trust) in 1957.
Waddesdon (National Trust)
Bequest of James de Rothschild, 1957



Arthur Lane, The Porcelain Collection at Waddesdon, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 54, August 1959, 37-48; fig. 1.
Apollo; London; Apollo Magazine Ltd; May 1959
Svend Eriksen, Anthony Blunt; Sevres Porcelain: The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor; Fribourg; Office du Livre; 1968; pp. 160-165, cat. no. 57.
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Marcelle Brunet, Tamara Preaud; Sevres des Origines a nos Jours; Fribourg; Office du Livre; 1978; pp. 78-79, pl. XXIX
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Shelley Bennett, Carolyn Sargentson; French Art of the Eighteenth Century at the Huntington; New Haven; Yale University Press; 2008; p. 220, fig. 90
Selma Schwartz; Piecing together the fragments: the collections of the duc de Choiseul at the end of his life; pp. 82-84, figs. 6 & 7

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