UNKNOWN POTTER, French
(active 1750s at Sèvres)
Oyster Standc. 1750
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence
Only four examples of these oyster stands exist today, all of which are at the porcelain collection of the Pitti Palace. Initially ordered as part of larger set from the Sèvres manufacturer by the ducal household in Parma, they were later bought by the court in Florence, along with other French porcelain to form the base of an extensive collection. The stands show the lapis lazuli border that was typical of the early Sèvres years.