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An image of Tea canister and cover by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Tea canister and cover
Year
1759-1760
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

7.8 x 7.1 x 5.0 cm:

a - tea caddy; 6.8 x 7.1 x 5 cm

b - lid; 1.4 x 3 x 3 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.197.a-b
Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The vibrant pink ground (described in factory documents as rose, never ‘rose Pompadour’) was an invention of the painter Philippe Xhrouuet c1757. In this example the gilding is without the carmine enamel edging found on the compotiers (L2012.165, L2012.166).

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 98 (colour illus.). cat.no. 123