Mar 7, 2019

Pair of Flower Pots (Pots de fleurs)

Pair of Flower Pots (Pots de fleurs)

c. 1775

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Bourg-la-Reine Factory


Soft-paste porcelain with enamel decoration

Overall: 11.8 x 16.5 cm (4 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

The Norweb Collection 1962.374



The mark on this piece indicates that it was made after the Mennecy factory was moved to Bourg-la- Reine in 1773. The tradition of Mennecy's decoration on soft-paste porcelain can be recognized in the piece, but its style has been modified in response to the emerging neo-classic taste. The flowers are now organized into formal garland's and motifs of classical origin, such as the lion's heads, are introduced.

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