Vase

Ca. 1740-1750
Blue lacquered cardboard, chased gilt bronze mount
Inv. CAM 82-1
© MAD, Paris / photo: Jean Tholance

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These vases are made of a material that was less costly than the Chinese porcelain it imitates, but few examples of its use have survived. With their finely chased rococo mounts, these pieces resemble luxury ewers.