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Vase - Hotteuse


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1740 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chantilly porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, tin-glazed and painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. H. Fitzhenry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 145, case 11, shelf 1

Many royal and noble patrons were attracted to the glamour (and the potential financial gain) of porcelain production and gave their support to fledgling factories. In 1730 the Prince de Condé, a cousin of Louis XV, gave his protection to a new enterprise at Chantilly, outside Paris. Craftsmen were lured from the rival Saint-Cloud factory and a royal privilege, granted in 1735, permitted Chantilly to produce porcelain decorated with overglaze enamel colours in the Japanese 'kakiemon' style. For a while, tin oxide was used to whiten the glaze. Later productions included a much broader range of styles and decoration, including flowers and a striking blue-lozenge ground pattern (Fig. 22-1902). The Prince de Condé was a loyal client of his own factory. An inventory of his possessions drawn up after his death in 1740 (five years after the factory was founded) includes eighty pieces in a variety of models.

Market sellers and tradespeople were popular subjects for figures during the eighteenth century.

Physical description

Figure vase, soft-paste porcelain, tin-glazed and painted in enamels of a woman in European dress carrying a panier, probably a vegetable seller.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1740 (made)


Chantilly porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, tin-glazed and painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

a hunting horn painted in red enamel

Object history note

Fragmentary bookplate used as collector's label printed with engraved coat of arms, the motto REDDE SUUM CUIQUE and the surname WADDINGTON. From the collection of Evelyn Waddington, sold Paris 1895, lot 210.

Descriptive line

Figure vase of a a woman in European dress carrying a panier, porcelain painted in enamels, Chantilly porcelain factory, France, about 1740

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Mallet, J. V. G., A Note on Slip-Casting in Eighteenth Century Europe, French Porcelain Society Journal, Vol. II, 2005, pp. 15-23.

Subjects depicted

Figures; Merchants; Women


Ceramics; Porcelain; Vases; Figures & Decorative ceramics


Ceramics Collection

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