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Sèvres porcelain factory

Pot-pourri vase and cover (pot-pourri à vaisseau or pot-pourri en navire) 1758-59

RCIN 2360

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The jewel-like colours, the elaborate gilding, the small scene in the style of Dutch artist Teniers, and the technical difficulties of producing a pot-pourri vase in this form, all add up to one of the most outstanding productions of the Sèvres factory in the eighteenth century. For George IV, the additional appeal of this work must have been its provenance: it had formerly belonged to the mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour.

First recorded in 1826