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An image of Milk jug (pot a lait a trois pieds) by Sèvres

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Title
Milk jug (pot a lait a trois pieds)
Year
circa 1775-1780
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions

9.9 x 10.5 x 7.5 cm

Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.187
Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

The yellow and red decoration is of the kind known in factory records as a pointillé (dotted) ground and was produced in several different colours (compare L2012.191.a-b). The landscape painting belongs to a late revival of a type of decoration found on Vincennes porcelain, but in late examples is much less finely executed (compare L2012.77).

Bibliography (1)

Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 105 (colour illus.). cat.no. 141