There are very few Mennecy pieces known of this grandeur and quality. The use of gilding, which was formally prohibited by their privilege, suggests that a piece like this was not for normal commercial production but a special presentation piece.
The ewer 24.5cm. high, the basin 28.5cm. wide
Condition – Minor retouching to rubbing of the enamels in the basin.
Provenance – The Darblay Collection
Comtesse de la Rochefoucauld (according to an old paper label)
Literature – Geneviève le Duc, La Porcelaine tendre de Chantilly au XVIII siècle, Paris, 1996, p. 321
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