Toilet or Pomade Pot, Mennecy, soft paste porcelain, c.1750


Decorated with applied prunus sprigging, in the manner of Chinese Dehua blanc de chine wares from Fukien province.

The porcelain unmarked.

The silver mount bears the décharge mark of a dog's head, for Prévost, 1762-68.

Condition: There is a chip to the knop and the footrim, and a tiny loss and split to the silver mount on the cover. No other damage, and no restoration.

Dimensions: Height (to top of knop) 7.1 cm; Diameter 5.0 cm

French Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century, Christopher Maxwell (V&A Publishing, 2009).

Discovering the Secrets of Soft-Paste Porcelain at the Saint-Cloud Manufactory, c.1690-1766, Bertrand Rondot, Ed. (BGC / Yale, 1999).

Seventeenth & Eighteenth Century French Porcelain, George Savage (Barrie & Rockliff, 1960).

Eighteenth-century French Porcelain in the Ashmolean Museum, Aileen Dawson (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1996).


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