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Title

Bust of Louis XV

circa 1762-circa 1763


Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -


About

The bust is from a Sèvres model introduced c1759, but is of hard-paste porcelain and bears the signature of a member of the Hannong family. Thus the piece appears to be the only known surviving example of the experiments made by Paul-Antoine Hannong at Sèvres in 1762–63 to demonstrate the efficacy of the hard-paste recipe he was trying to sell to the factory at that time.


Details


Date

circa 1762-circa 1763


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

hard-paste porcelain


Dimensions

11.0 x 8.9 x 6.1 cm


Credit

On loan from Kenneth Reed


Accession number

L2012.195


Artist information

Sèvres

Works in the collection

37


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Richard Beresford, Eighteenth - Century European Porcelain in the Kenneth Reed collection, Sydney, 2012, 108, 109 (colour illus.). cat.no. 148