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Bouquet of Porcelain Flowers from Vincennes

le Boitteux, Claude (1699-1774) | Goldsmith
Duplessis, Jean-Claude Chambellan (1699-1774) | Goldsmith

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Maria Josepha, daughter of Friedrich August II, Elector of Saxony, married the heir to the French throne. From Paris, she sent her father this marvel of the art of porcelain – a bouquet of flowers that never wilts. In response to gifts of porcelain from the ruler of Saxony, Louis XV, the King of France, decided to generously fund a still young French porcelain manufactory in Vincennes. Thanks to the royal support, it could create this impressive bouquet just a few years after its foundation, which is a magnificent example of its outstanding skills.

Material & Technique
Frit porcelain with overglaze colours, copper, gilt bronze
Museum
Porzellansammlung
Dating
Vincennes, prior to 1749
Inventory number
PE 707
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