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Title

Bust of Louis XV

circa 1762-circa 1763

Artist

Sèvres

France

1756 -

  • 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
    Location
    15th–19th c European art
    Accession number
    L2012.195
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Sèvres

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    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.

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