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Marie-Antoinette Bowl

Les Ateliers Courbet Sèvres Cite de la Ceramique - Manufacture royale - Marie Antoinette Bol Sein
Les Ateliers Courbet Sèvres Cite de la Ceramique - Manufacture royale - Marie Antoinette Bol Sein
Les Ateliers Courbet Sèvres Cite de la Ceramique - Manufacture royale - Marie Antoinette Bol Sein
Les Ateliers Courbet Sèvres Cite de la Ceramique - Manufacture royale - Marie Antoinette Bol Sein

Marie-Antoinette Bowl

950.00

MANUFACTURER

Manufacture de Sèvres

 

DESCRIPTION

According to the legend, the Jattes Tétons was fashioned by casting the royal bosom of Marie-Antoinette. In 1787, Jean-Jacques Lagrenée le Jeune and Louis-Simon Boizot created the Bol Sein, also called Jatte tétons at the time, for the dairy of Rambouillet, a leisure farm offered by the King Louis XVI to Marie-Antoinette. There, the Queen would host her close female friends and enjoy the bucolic atmosphere outside of Versailles. Her majesty commissioned the white porcelain bowl so the guests of her dairy farm to drink the fresh goat milk of the farm the porcelain reproduction of her royal breast. The original Marie Antoinette bowl was hold by a tripod base featuring decorations including Graeco-Roman inspired goat-head pots, Etruscan-handles vases, and cow-feet terrines.

 

This object has fascinated the public and artists since its creation, continuing to have influence today. In 2011, corset-maker Hubert-Barrere referred to it in his work la Vierge de Sèvres. In 2012, young designer Antoine Boudin created the Sen coffee set.

 

Only striped off its classical base, the contemporary version of Marie Antoinette bowl is still casted after the original mold today. A small run is produced by the Master Ceramicists of Sèvres every year. Each of the bowl is dated and stamped with the French Manufacture's seal.

 

MATERIAL

Enameled Sèvres Porcelain with hand-painted aubergine lining

 

PRICE

Upon Request

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