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Fork

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740-ca. 1760 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mennecy porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, with silver ferrule and steel tines

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. H. Fitzhenry

  • Museum number:

    952A-1902

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 8

Physical description

Fork with faceted octagonal handle of porcelain painted with chinoiseries and with silver ferrule and steel tines.

Place of Origin

France (made)

Date

ca. 1740-ca. 1760 (made)

Artist/maker

Mennecy porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted in enamels, with silver ferrule and steel tines

Descriptive line

Fork with faceted octagonal handle of porcelain painted with chinoiseries, probably manufactured at Mennecy porcelain factory, France, about 1740-1760

Production Note

Acquired as Chantilly; relabelled as Mennecy; illustrated by W. B. Honey as Chantilly (French Porcelain, 1950 and 1972, pl. 51B), although the glaze does not appear to be opacified with tin. See also 952-1902

Materials

Soft paste porcelain; Silver; Steel

Techniques

Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Floral patterns; Chinoiserie

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain; Metalwork; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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