Oct 22, 2012
Oct 22, 2012

Pair of Bottle Coolers (Seaux à rafraîchir)

Pair of Bottle Coolers (Seaux à rafraîchir)

c. 1730

Part of a set. See all set records


Saint Cloud Porcelain Factory


Soft-paste porcelain with enamel and gilt decoration

Diameter: 11 x 11.5 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1944.226


The form of these cachepots is entirely typical of Saint-Cloud porcelain of about 1725. Their decoration, based upon Chinese porcelains of the so-called "famille-verte" type, is most unusual. Polychromed enamels were not often employed on Saint-Cloud porcelains, and figural scenes are very rare.

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