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Tobacco jar and cover with floral sprays, Mennecy Factory

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An image of Tobacco jar and cover. The cover may be a 'marriage'. Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory. Cylindrical with recessed base, and domed cover, with an unglazed flange which fits inside the jar, and an applied knob in the shape of a rose bud, a smaller undeveloped bud, and three leaves on a stalk. The jar is decorated with one large floral spray comprising a tulip, a rose, forget-me-knots, convolvulus and pink daisies, and four smaller floral sprays. The cover is decorated with one large and one small floral spray, and has a dark puce band round the outer edge. Soft-paste porcelain, thrown, lead-glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, and rose-pink enamels, height, whole, 16.4 cm, height, jar, 11.9 cm, diameter, jar, 8.7 cm, diameter, cover, 9 cm, circa 1750- 1760. Rococo.

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Tobacco jar and cover. The cover may be a 'marriage'. Mennecy Porcelain Manufactory. Cylindrical with recessed base, and domed cover, with an unglazed flange which fits inside the jar, and an applied knob in the shape of a rose bud, a smaller undeveloped bud, and three leaves on a stalk. The jar is decorated with one large floral spray comprising a tulip, a rose, forget-me-knots, convolvulus and pink daisies, and four smaller floral sprays. The cover is decorated with one large and one small floral spray, and has a dark puce band round the outer edge. Soft-paste porcelain, thrown, lead-glazed, and painted overglaze in blue, green, yellow, and rose-pink enamels, height, whole, 16.4 cm, height, jar, 11.9 cm, diameter, jar, 8.7 cm, diameter, cover, 9 cm, circa 1750- 1760. Rococo.

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  • Accession Number: C.9 & A-1947
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 1024 pixels
  • Image width: 645 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.6 (Macintosh)
  • Filesize: 112.12kB
  • Exposure time: 1/180
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1

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