Manufactured by Marc Schoelcher (established 1798–1834)
Made in Paris, France
13 3/8 x 10 x 7 5/8 in. (34 x 25.4 x 19.4 cm)
Purchase, Thomas Jayne Gift, Peter Terian Gift, Friends of the American Wing Fund by exchange, 1999
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 728
With lavish gilded decoration and delicately painted landscapes, this pair of vases is among the most ornate known with a history of American ownership.
Inscription: Marked (in black script on underside):Schoelcher [sic]; (incised on underside in script):L
Nathan Appleton, 39 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts; by descent in the Appleton/Curtis/ Hopkinson families of Boston and Manchester, Massachusetts; to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony A. P. Stuempfig, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, until 1998.