A CHANTILLY KAKIEMON FEEDING VESSEL (biberon)

A CHANTILLY KAKIEMON FEEDING VESSEL (biberon)

Circa 1740

17.1cm. long, 10.7cm. wide

The flattened circular form with hollow octagonal handle painted
with paulownia and stylised plants the reverse with insects in flight.

 

This appears to be a unique form in Chantilly porcelain, though
examples in faience from Sincenny and Strasbourg are known. It has
sometimes been suggested that they were spittoons, but a Hanong
Strasbourg example of about 1735 is formed with screw thread at
the end of the spout and is clearly intended to receive an attachment,
presumably a feeding teat. The daisy-like flower has sometimes been
described as a tobacco flower, this seems uncertain.

 

Provenance – Pierre de Regaini, 6 Rue de Beaune, Paris, 7 October 1972
The Lady Cynthia Postan Collection

Literature – Geneviève Le Duc, Porcelaine Tendre de Chantilly au XVIIIème Siècle,
Paris, 1996, p.82

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