Saturday, October 14, 2017

Sèvres pot-pourri vase in the shape of a ship - Duplessis

We just learned about the Rococo sculpture of Three Derby Figures made by the Royal Crown Derby porcelain shop.

Another Rococo art sculputre is the Sèvres pot-pourri vase in the shape of a ship made by Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis in Paris, in 1757.

Pot pourri is a bunch of nice smelling leaves and plants that are put into a small vase to make a nice smell.
The sculptor Jean-Claude Duplessis worked for the Sèvres porcelain maker in Paris, and he made these pot-pourri holders in the shape of sailing ships for people to buy.
Many rich and famous people collected these pot-pourri holders made here.

In France the Rococo style was a little different, and was known as Rocaille.

(from: wikipedia - jean-claude chambellan duplessis)

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