18th Century French Saint Cloud Porcelain Artichoke Moulded Pot a Toilette.

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Description

18th Century French Saint Cloud Porcelain Artichoke Moulded Pot a Toilette.

The trompe l'oeil body moulded as overlapping artichoke leaves, the cover with scalloped rim and grooved bulbous stem. 

Unmarked. 

Circa 1740-1750.

3 1/4" H. 

(Chip to rim, 1/4" or less in size; some uneven glazing to flanges

Provenance: 

Simon Spero Antiques, 1995.

Robin Henry Ceramic Collection. 

Collection #173. 

Parallels:

Christine Lahaussois, Porcelaines de Saint-Cloud, la Collection du Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris 1997, numbers 105, and 106. 

Genevieve Le Duc, Porcelaine Tendre de Chantilly au XVIIIe Siecle, Paris, 1996, p. 308. 

British Museum, no. 1931, 1019.8CR.