P.O. Box 206 Piermont, NY 10968 United States 845.359.4305
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$ 1,200

Snuff Box

Origin France
Period 18th Century
Materials Soft Paste Porcelain
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;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date Circa 1765
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.
Styles / Movements Baroque, Classical, Louis XV
Catalog References J.Paul Getty Museum Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory
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Dealer Reference Number IC125
Incollect Reference Number 196049
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