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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA1036884: Antique Large French Sevres Porcelain Casket C1860 19th C

Antique Large French Sevres Porcelain Casket C1860 19th C

£1,150    $1,460    €1,359
This is a fabulous, larger than usual, antique French Sevres porcelain ormolu mounted casket, Circa 1860 in date.
 
 
The shaped hinged cover decorated with a hand painted courting couple in a richly gilded border, the front and sides decorated with oval panels enclosing landscape views also within richly gilded borders.
 
 
The underneath bearing the interlaced L's mark enclosing 'A' for Sevres porcelain.
 
 
A truly superb high quality decorative casket!!
 
 
Condition:
 
In excellent condition. With no chips, cracks or signs of repair, please see photos for confirmation.
 
 
Dimensions in cm:
 
Height 11 cm x Width 22 cm x Depth 18 cm
 
 
Dimensions in inches:
 
Height 4 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 7 inches
 
 
Sevres Porcelain
 
 
traces its roots in France to early craftsmen who had small manufacturing operations in such places as Lille, Rouen. St. Cloud, and most notably Chantilly. It is from Chantilly that a cadre of workers migrated to the Chateau de Vincennes near Paris to form a larger porcelain manufactory in 1738.
 
 
French King Louis XV, perhaps inspired by his rumoured relationship with mistress Madame de Pompadour, took an intense interest in porcelain and moved the operation in 1756 to even larger quarters in the Paris suburb of Sevres. Sevres was also conveniently near the home of Madame de Pompadour and the King's own Palace at Versailles.
 
From the outset the king's clear aim was to produce Sevres Porcelain that surpassed the established Saxony works of Meissen and Dresden. Though the French lacked an ample supply of kaolin, a required ingredient for hard-paste porcelain (pate dure), their soft-paste porcelain (pate tendre) was fired at a lower temperature and was thus compatible with a wider variety of colours and glazes that in many cases were also richer and more vivid. Unglazed white Sevres Porcelain "biscuit" figurines were also a great success. However, soft-paste Sevres Porcelain was more e...
Antique #SA1036884, showcased on this page, originates from 1860. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
1860
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