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Miniature flower pot

Photo: Paul Macapia

Miniature flower pot


Pierre-Antoine Méreaud

French (active 1754-91)

These elegant pots were designed to contain flowering plants and were arranged along the center of the grand banquet tables of the period.

Soft paste porcelain
3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm), height
2 3/4 in. (7 cm), width
Purchased with funds from the Estate of Mary Arrington Small and the Decorative Arts Council
Provenance: Purchased by SAM June, 1984
Photo: Paul Macapia
Now on view at the Seattle Art Museum


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Porcelain Stories: From China to Europe", February 17, 2000-May 7, 2000 (2/17/2000 - 5/7/2000)
Published References"Selected Works." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1991, p. 106

Emerson, Julie, Jennifer Chen, & Mimi Gardner Gates. "Porcelain Stories, From China to Europe". Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 2000, p. 111

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