- Also known as
primary name: Brancas-Lauraguais factory
other name: (comte de) Lauraguais
other name: Brancas, Louis Leon de
- individual; manufacturer/factory; French; Male
- Other dates
- 1764-1768 (making porcelain)
- The comte de Lauraguais (1733-1824), created duc de Brancas in 1814, took possession of the hôtel de Lassay, Paris, in 1755 where,with the help of Jean Darcet (1725-1801), he conducted experiments in making porcelain using clay containing kaolin from Alençon. In 1764 he presented specimens of his own porcelain to the Académie des sciences, Paris, which were the subject of a report by the eminent authorities Hellot, Macquer and Guettard. A small series of portrait medallions and a few plates survive as proofs that the count was the first to make high-fired porcelain in France. These were not sold, as the count's rank forbade him to engage in commerce, but probably presented to friends and others.
- Aileen Dawson 'French Porcelain - a Catalogue of the British Museum Collection' [London, 1994] pp. 290-292.
Odile Chardon, ' Louis-Léon de Brancas, come de Lauraguais et la porcelaine dure', Revue de la Société des Amis du Musée National de Céramique, no. 17, 2008, pp 66-79
Odile Chardon, 'Louis-Léon de Brancas, come de Lauraguais et la porcelaine dure', Reuve de la Société des Amis du Musée national de Céramique, no. 17, 2008, pp. 66-79