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Box And Cover (France)

This is a Box and cover. We acquired it in 1958. Its medium is soft-paste porcelain, underglaze cobalt decoration. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The delicate blue ornament found on Clérissy wares relates to lace-like patterns used at the ceramic factory of Saint-Cloud, near Paris. The broderie motif (later called “lambrequin”) resembles panels of drapery arranged in geometric patterns. The faience center of Rouen, in Northern France, developed its own unique interpretation of this style. This type of decoration was ultimately inspired by Chinese porcelain from the Kangxi era (1654–1722).

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Box And Cover (France); soft-paste porcelain, underglaze cobalt decoration; 1958-119-3-a,b

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