Pair of Paris porcelain vases, 19th century

Pair of Paris porcelain vases, 19th century


These two 19th century white Paris porcelain vases are decorated on the front with a charming floral design of roses, violets and other very fine and delicate flowers.

Further information


13 cm

As early as the Middle Ages, many potters settled in Paris, but their work is little known.
Porcelain factories multiplied in Paris in the 18th century, when it was finally possible to obtain kaolin (white clay, the raw material for porcelain) from Saint-Yrieix.
These new factories benefited from royal patronage, such as that of Marie-Antoinette.

Antique dealers commonly refer to "Vieux Paris" porcelain as a hard paste with a bright, milky white colour.
The coloured backgrounds and patterns do not use gold, which is reserved for the Royal Manufacture of Sèvres (even if some liberties are sometimes taken)