- Museum number
Toilet Pot and Cover; hard-paste porcelain; domed cover and pointed knop; decorated with a green wreath in a panel surrounded by yellow borders with a stylised purple wreath enclosed by gilt lines; around the rest of the cup, which is similarly painted, is a pattern of blue borders with pendent gold and pink wreaths; the pattern is repeated on the cover; rims gilt, handle partly gilt; maker's mark.
- Production date
- 1790-1800 (circa)
Height: 7.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Chavagnac, comte Xavier de and Grollier, marquis de, ‘Histoire des manufactures françaises de porcelaine’, Paris, 1906 p.589.
Text from Dawson 1994:
Small pots like these are likely to have been used for face cream
The wreath may have been intended to enclose a monogram.
A plate in a private collection painted with flowers in colour marked a LILLE in blue was exhibited at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, in 1951 (exh. Céramique régional ancienne, Lille, Beaux-Arts, April-May 1951, no. 488) and a trembleuse cup and saucer with blue flower spray decoration marked a Lille is in the Musée de Saint-Omer (inv. 84-25, illus. exh. Nord Pas-de-Calais, 1986-7, no. 26).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number