Potpourri vase

Sèvres factory, 1759
Painted porcelain, gold highlights
Bequest of Alexandrine Louise Grandjean, Grandjean collection, 1923
Inv. GR 246

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Pink grounds were used at Sèvres for a very short period only (from 1757 to 1760) because of the difficulty and cost of producing them; on the most ornate pieces, the pink ground was combined with dark green to create a particularly elegant effect.