Paris Teapot and Milk Jug


20th century fine French porcelain teapot and matching milk jug, made during the 1950s in fashionable Paris. Decorated with a continuous scene of figures amongst trees, and castle ruins, within 22 ct gold band decoration.

FR monogram for Sevres – Painters monogram P.P. to base and dated 1952.

Teapot: 19cm maximum height, 22cm maximum width.
Cream jug: 12cm, 14cm maximum width.

Condition is very good, no damage, just a little rubbing to the gilt in a couple of places.

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In 1765 a French source for kaolin, the essential raw material in hard-paste porcelain, was discovered near Limoges. In 1766 a royal decree relaxed prohibitions on porcelain factories to encourage development of this new material. However, the decree only allowed these factories to produce domestic porcelain, decorated in underglaze blue or a single enamel colour (en camaïeu), insisting factory marks be added. The Sèvres factory retained its royal patronage and exclusive right to produce sculptural, multi-coloured and gilded porcelain. Following the death of Louis XV in 1774, many French factories, under the protection of aristocratic patronage, openly disregarded these restrictions. Soon factories were established in Paris, including Dihl and Guérhard, Darte, Schoelcher, Nast, and Dagoty.

The French Porcelain Society

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