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Pair of 18th Century French Porcelain Pots by Mennecy Made circa 1750

$2,100per set

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We are pleased to offer these beautiful Mennecy porcelain blush pots. The pots are decorated with hand-painted flowers in rich enamel colors, among them the distinctive Mennecy purple-rose hue seen on the cover of the pots. Made in the 18th century they would have been found on the vanity of an aristocratic lady. They were primarily used to hold creams and lotions for the face. The Mennecy porcelain manufactory was one of the first French porcelain factories. From 1735 until 1773 the factory produced fine quality soft-paste porcelain wares. French soft-paste porcelains date to the early attempts by European potters to replicate Chinese porcelain by using mixtures of clay and glass frit. Like our pots, the body of the early Mennecy soft-paste wares has a creamy tone. There was no gilding at Mennecy, instead, like our pots, the rims were painted in tones of pink. The Mennecy, factory under the protection of the duc de Villeroy, marked many of its porcelains with an incised "DV" on the underside (one of our pair of pots is marked "DV") {see image 11}. Provenance: Estate of John F. Ball, Greenwich, CT.

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