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VASES À MONTER
The Sèvres factory began producing vases à monter, intended to be fitted with ormolu mounts, around 1764 in either egg shape or one of two dimensions of tapering cylindrical form. These decorated and glazed vases were largely bought by marchand-merciers who then embellished them with ormolu mounts. While earlier vases were glazed in solid ground colours, green or blue ground porcelain decorated with scattered roses in foliate wreaths became fashionable in the 1770's.
The vases or goblets cloches usually bear one of five basic styles of mounts, indicating that the marchand-merciers who purchased the vases à monter aimed to produce their own signature mounts. A complete garniture incorporating a pair of egg-shaped, a pair of small cylindrical and a large cylindrical vase is in the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford (see L.H. Roth and C. le Corbeiller, French Eighteenth Century Porcelain at the Wadsworth Atheneum: The J. Pierpont Morgan Collection, 2000, p 156, fig 74.).