The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of May 23, 2024

Pair of Flower Pots (Pots de fleurs)

Pair of Flower Pots (Pots de fleurs)

c. 1775
Location: not on view

Description

The mark on this piece indicates that it was made after the Mennecy factory was moved to Bourg-la- Reine in 1773. The tradition of Mennecy's decoration on soft-paste porcelain can be recognized in the piece, but its style has been modified in response to the emerging neo-classic taste. The flowers are now organized into formal garland's and motifs of classical origin, such as the lion's heads, are introduced.
  • R. Henry Norweb, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Year in Review (1963). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 27, 1963-January 5, 1964).
  • {{cite web|title=Pair of Flower Pots (Pots de fleurs)|url=false|author=Bourg-la-Reine Factory|year=c. 1775|access-date=23 May 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1962.374