Cream Jug (France)
This is a Cream jug. It was manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory. We acquired it in 1981. Its medium is enameled and gilt hard paste porcelain. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
This service shows the fascination with precise renderings from nature featured in Pierre-Joseph Redouté’s and other artists’ botanical studies and Sèvres porcelain during the early 19th century. Not all porcelain was made for entertaining large numbers of people—an intimate tête-à-tête with someone grand could require a small service such as this.
Cite this object as
Cream Jug (France); Manufactured by Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (France); enameled and gilt hard paste porcelain; 1981-38-3
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining.