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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

Hotteuse

Vase
ca. 1740 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Soft-paste porcelain, tin-glazed and painted in enamels
Brief Description
Figure vase of a a woman in European dress carrying a panier, porcelain painted in enamels, Chantilly porcelain factory, France, about 1740
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.
Marks and Inscriptions
(a hunting horn painted in red enamel)
Credit line
Given by J. H. Fitzhenry
Object history
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.
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
Mallet, J. V. G., A Note on Slip-Casting in Eighteenth Century Europe, French Porcelain Society Journal, Vol. II, 2005, pp. 15-23.
Collection
Accession Number
C.393-1909

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