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Salière double: C.2-1960

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Salière double


Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (Factory)
Uncertain Tandart, Charles (Painter)
Uncertain Tandart, Jean-Baptiste, aîné (Painter)


Soft-paste porcelain double salt, with a bleu celeste ground, and on each side a reserve painted in enamels with two birds in a landscape, framed by gilding.

Soft-paste porcelain decorated externally with a turquoise (bleu celeste) ground, painting in pale blue, green, pale yellow, dark puce, purple, and brown enamels, and gilding. Approximately hour-glass shaped in plan with moulded sides and two quatrefoil depressions in the top for the salt. There are two holes for suspension inside the side wall.The ground is bleu celeste. On each side there is a long, rectilinear reserve, framed by gilded rocaille scrolls, flowers and mosaique patterns (trellis enclosing dots at one end, and groups of three dots at the other end of each reserve). Each reserve is painted in polychrome with two birds in a landscape. There is a gold band round the base and a dentilate gold band round the upper edge which also has a band of gold dots on the inside edge. The two depressions are outlined by a gold line and dots.


History note: Collection of Mrs Schneider; Sold, Sotheby's, English and Continental Pottery and Porcelain, 29th March 1960, p. 24, part of lot 11; Gabor Cossa, Trumpington Street, Cambridge from whom purchased in April 1960 by The Friends of The Fitzwilliam Museum, 1960

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Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 3.5 cm
Length: 12.6 cm
Width: 6.9 cm

Relative size of this object

12.6 cm3.5 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Sèvres ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1960-04-28) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Mid-18th Century
19th century
Probably 1830 CE - 1900 1900 CE Production date: uncertain AD/CE 1757


The date and authenticity of this salt has been questionned, almost certainly rightly

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration: composed of enamels ( pale blue, green, pale yellow, dark puce, purple, and brown) gold Gilding:

Materials used in production

Lead-glaze Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Moulding : Soft-paste porcelain, painted in pale blue, green, pale yellow, dark puce, purple, and brown enamels and gilded with a bleu celeste ground

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.2-1960
Primary reference Number: 73207
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 20 July 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 20 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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