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Mennecy milk jug and cover c.1760

Mennecy milk jug and cover c.1760

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: French: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1236993

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A floral decorated milk jug and floral decorated cover with a rose and leaves finial. The potting of the jug is fairly heavy at the bottom, the decoration of a fairly elaborate boquet and a simpler one on the other side is complimented by the yellow painted rims and decoration on the handle. Vincennes and Sevres had a monopoly on using gilt decoration so that other French factories had to use paint where they might have used gilding. Height approx. 5 ¾ inches. Marked on the bottom with, “D,V” and also on the opposite side of the bottom “A” and”D”

Condition: The jug has no chips cracks hairlines or repairs; there is a slight chip on the spout that is under the paint and the glaze. The cover has two chips on the inside rim and small losses to the edges of some of the rose petals.

The warm colors and informal but very well painted flowers make this a very pleasing piece of French 18th century porcelain.