About this artwork
As the artistic director of the Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory, the Italian-born goldsmith and designer Jean-Claude Duplessis was responsible for many of the innovative forms of the Rococo and early Neoclassical styles that the factory produced. Duplessis designed porcelain vases, tea and dinnerwares, and gilt-bronze mounts for porcelain. These objects often possess a particularly sensual and organic quality that was new to porcelain at the time.
- Currently Off View
- Applied Arts of Europe
- Jean-Claude Duplessis (Designer)
- Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding
- H. 19 cm (7 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norman Chatain in memory of Professor Alfred Chatain