(France 1756 – )
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
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).
Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 98 (colour illus.). cat.no. 123