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Toilet jar and cover

Toilet jar and cover

  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1775-1793 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sceaux pottery factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

  • Credit Line:

    Given by J. H. Fitzhenry

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 25, shelf 4 []

Physical description

Cylindrical toilet jar, domed cover with bud finial; painted in polychrome enamels with scattered flowers, predominantly pink.

Place of Origin

France (made)


ca. 1775-1793 (made)


Sceaux pottery factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

an anchor
incised mark for the Duc de Penthièvre, high admiral, owner of the factory 1775-93

Descriptive line

Porcelain toilet jar and cover, painted in mostly pink flowers, by Sceaux pottery factory, France, ca. 1775-1793


Soft paste porcelain



Subjects depicted

Flowers (plants)


Ceramics; Porcelain; Containers


Ceramics Collection

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