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Title

Teapot


Artist

Vincennes

France

1740 - 1756


About

The underglaze blue (‘bleu lapis’) ground introduced in 1752 was one of the most successful innovations of the Vincennes factory. The colour was applied to the biscuit porcelain with a sponge and then fired before the application of the glaze. The blurred edges of the reserves were then covered with thickly applied and intricately tooled gilding. The marks have been applied separately by the craftsman who applied the ground colour and by the painter.


Details


Date

1754-1755


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

soft-paste porcelain


Dimensions

12.2 x 16.2 x 9.2 cm :

a - teapot; 10.3 x 16.2 x 9.2 cm

b - lid; 2.3 x 5.6 x 5.6 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2010.195.a-b


Artist information

Vincennes

Works in the collection

4


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 38 (colour illus., detail), 40 (colour illus.). cat.no. 43