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Master: Broth bowl and stand

Master: Broth bowl and stand ©

Delicate and fanciful designs characterise the production of the Vincennes manufactory. The broth basin is an exceptional and rare example of the manufactory’s early wares. Decorated with the Stuart royal arms, birds and a dog, it is likely that it was specially commissioned by a prince of the House of Stuart, probably Charles Edward Stuart (1720–88), the Young Pretender, who spent many years in exile in France. Broth basins were principally used in the bedroom or boudoir rather than the dining room. Broth was often served to the sick, being appreciated for its remedial qualities.

Considered to be one of the most ambitious and successful sculptural groups modelled at Vincennes, the large figure sculpture of a boy dressed in fur-lined leggings and a reclining girl is remarkable both in size and complexity. Its design is attributed to François Boucher and has been likened to his chinoiserie designs for Beauvais tapestries.

 

Vincennes porcelain factory (1738-56)

Broth bowl and stand

Vincennes porcelain factory (1738-56)

Groupe de chinois soutenant une corbeille

Vincennes porcelain factory (1738-56)

Assiette à palmes (part of the Crauford service)

Vincennes porcelain factory (1738-56)

Compotier coquille

Sèvres porcelain factory

Vase cannelé or vase à corset

Vincennes porcelain factory (1738-56)

Fromager

Vincennes porcelain factory (1738-56)

Saladier à mortier