- Museum number
Toilet Pot and Cover; soft-paste porcelain; straight sides slightly out-turned at base; shallow concave foot; domed cover with flattened button knop; painted in underglaze blue with a shell, flower vase and trellis motif alternating with stylised vases of flowers and scrolls near the rim and on the cover; at the foot is a zigzag and dot motif; the button has a star device; maker's mark on base.
- Production date
- 1725-1750 (circa)
Diameter: 8.20 centimetres (base)
Height: 7.90 centimetres (including cover)
- Curator's comments
- Dawson 1994
There are signs of overfiring near the base, which is unevenly glazed.
The significance of the mark, which was listed by Chavagnac and Grollier,¹ is unknown.
The pot probably held powder for the face.
1. Chavagnac, comte Xavier de and Grollier, marquis de, ‘Histoire des manufactures françaises de porcelaine’, Paris, 1906, p. 26.
Comparable Examples: Limoges, Musée national Adrien-Dubouché, inv. 1205, H. 9 cm, D. of base 8.4 cm, mark R painted in blue.
Literature: Franks, Sir Augustus Wollaston, ‘Catalogue of a Collection of Continental Porcelain’, London, 1896, no. 335.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number