This is a magnificent French 18th Century. French Wine-bottle Cooler Pair Hard-paste Porcelain Cherubs by Jean-Claude Duplessis. These wine-bottle coolers wonderful hand painted with semi-nude cherubs putti are produced by one of the most famous porcelain services of the eighteenth century.
The dinner and dessert service was ordered by Louis XV from the Vincennes factory in 1751, and it was delivered between 1753 and 1755, in three major installments because of the large number of pieces involved. The service included many new forms, and, most notably, it was the first time that the ground pink was employed for a service. The technical difficulty in achieving a uniform application of any ground color is evident in the slightly mottled aspect of the pink of these coolers. This model of wine-bottle cooler was designed by Jean-Claude Duplessis, director of the modeling workshop at the factory, who was responsible for the majority of the shapes produced at Vincennes and at its successor factory at Sèvres through the 1750s. It is not known which painters at the factory were responsible for the superb vignettes of flowers, but they reflect a remarkable level of skill for an enterprise that had been in active production for little more than eight years when these coolers were made.Measures 22 cm diameter by 23 cm high. Price is for both pieces. We try to present the merchandise as accurately as possible. The presentation is based on the information available to us and to our knowledge. The item "MUSEUM French Wine-bottle Cooler Pink Porcelain Cherubs by Jean-Claude Duplessis" is in sale since Sunday, December 16, 2018.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\French". The seller is "brandsdeluxe" and is located in Hollywood, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.