DODIN, Charles-Nicolas
(b. 1734, Versailles, d. 1803, Sèvres)

Pair of Potpourri Holders

Soft-paste porcelain, 23 x 15 x 9 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

These two small vessels with evident rocaille forms created by the bronze founder Jean-Jacques Duplessis, served as both potpourri containers and candlesticks. They are partly coated with a 'petit verd" (green) ground, created at Sèvres in 1760. Each one is adorned, on one side, with a large oval cartouche featuring a Chinese scene painted in the manner of Boucher and, on the other, with a bouquet of stylised oriental flowers.

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