SÈVRES ÉCUELLE, COVER AND STAND
Écuelle ronde tournée, third size, plateau ovale, second size
Hard paste porcelain
Écuelle width: 6 5/8 in. (17 cm)
Écuelle height: 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm)
Tray: 9 1/8 x 7 3/8 in. (23.3 x 18.8 cm)
Sèvres covered bowl and stand, of a shape known as écuelle ronde tournée et plateau ovale, the round bowl with handles formed by pairs of entwined scrolls, and a shallow domed cover surmounted by a handle in the form of a laurel branch with foliage and berries. The oval plateau has a straight edge at the sides, rounded ends and a depression in the center for the bowl. The bowl, cover and stand are each decorated on a white ground with polychrome flowers surrounded by gilding in a diaper pattern.