P.O. Box 206 Piermont, NY 10968 , United States Call Seller 845.359.4305


Snuff Box

$ 1,200
  • Description
    Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory

    Having recognized that the market for porcelain was growing in the 1700s, François Barbin established a small kiln near the town of Mennecy, under the patronage of the duc de Villeroy and on the grounds of the duc's château. In 1750 he transferred his establishment to the town of Mennecy itself. Works made in both places were marked DV for duc de Villeroy. The Mennecy porcelain manufactory produced fine quality soft-paste porcelain wares with brilliantly painted enamel colors, among them a distinctive purple-rose hue. The porcelain manufactories nearby at Saint-Cloud and Vincennes provided further inspiration.

    After Barbin's death in 1765, the factory continued producing its wares for a short while under his widow's name. In 1773 the factory was sold and production was transferred elsewhere.
  • More Information
    Origin: France
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Soft Paste Porcelain
    Condition: Excellent.
    Creation Date: Circa 1765
    Styles / Movements: Classical, Baroque, Louis XV
    Catalog References: J.Paul Getty Museum Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/1194/mennecy-porcelain-manufactory-french-active-1735-1773/
    Article References: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mennecy-Villeroy_porcelain
    News references: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Mennecy_porcelain
    Dealer Reference #: IC125
    Incollect Reference #: 196049
  • Dimensions
    W. 2.75 in; H. 1.5 in; D. 2.5 in; H.2. 3.5 in;
    W. 6.99 cm; H. 3.81 cm; D. 6.35 cm; H.2. 8.89 cm;
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