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A work made of soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding.
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  • A work made of soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding.


c. 1749–52


Designed by Jean-Claude Duplessis (French, c. 1695-1774)
Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory (French, 1740-1756, after became Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory)

About this artwork

As the artistic director of the Vincennes Porcelain Manufactory, the Italian-born goldsmith and designer Jean-Claude Duplessis (c. 1695–1774) 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.


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Jean-Claude Duplessis (Designer)




Vincennes (Object made in)

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Soft-paste porcelain, polychrome enamels, and gilding


19.4 × 11.2 × 9.6 cm (7 5/8 × 4 3/8 × 3 3/4 in.)

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Norman Chatain in memory of Professor Alfred Chatain

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