onsdag den 30. november 2016

Artefacts of Madame de Pompadour

Potpourri Vase owned by Madame de Pompadour, 1764.  Detroit Institute of Arts:

Sèvres potpourri vase owned by Madame de Pompadour, 1764

Madame de Pompadour loved to surround herself with beautiful flowers at all times and her rooms were crammed full of fragrant blooms grown just for her in the hot houses of Versailles. She went further though and united her twin loves of flowers and fine china, as in this gorgeous jardinière from Sèvres.:

This beautiful bouquet of flowers is actually made of porcelain courtesy to the combined efforts of Sèvres expertise and Madame de Pompadour's imagination. The royal mistress filled her apartment with fragrant flowers and once Sèvres managed to created life-like porcelain flowers they were filled with perfume.

This chair belonged to Madame de Pompadour and remained in her home chateau at Bellevue.:

Chair made for Madame de Pompadour's private estate of Bellevue where it was most likely a part of a larger collection.

Lovely mechanical table which had belonged to Madame de Pompadour, a mistress to Louis XV before Du Barry.    ca.1761-1763 by Roger Vandercruse:

Amazing mechanical table created for Madame de Pompadour. The table was made between 1761-63 and is the work of Roger Vandercruse

Sèvres porcelain potpourri boat, c. 1760, a form owned by Madame de Pompadour who was a great supporter of Sèvres:

Another piece of Sèvres porcelain in the favourite's collection; this particular vase is one example of the boat design that became very popular after Madame de Pompadour became known to have liked it

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