Porcelain Sèvres style Vase with gilt flowers on deep blue background

Porcelain Sèvres style Vase with gilt flowers on deep blue background

Porcelain Sèvres style Vase with gilt flowers on deep blue background

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Porcelain Sèvres style Vase decorated with gilt flowers on deep blue background.
Marked ‘Royal Porcelain Bavaria’ to base.

Height:8"-21.5cm
Width:5"-12.5cm
Glossary Words

Sèvres

Sèvres porcelain, was made at the royal factory of Sèvres, near Versailles, founded at Vincennes in 1738 and moved to Sèvres in 1756. On the decline of Meissen after 1756 from its supreme position, Sèvres became the leading porcelain factory in Europe. The patronage of Louis XV’s mistress Madame de Pompadour influenced the move made from Vincennes to Sèvres, where she had a château. It was after her that rose Pompadour was named in 1757; this was one of many new background colours developed at Sèvres, another ‘bleu de roi’ (c.1757), has passed into the dictionary as a universal term.

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

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