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Pomade pot

Date:
1735–40
Culture:
French, Chantilly
Medium:
Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain, silver
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 1 13/16 × 1 3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (4.6 × 4.4 × 4.4 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Catherine Hannon Auchincloss, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.58.2a, b
Not on view
The widespread use of beauty products in eighteenth-century France inspired the creation of porcelain toilet jars, or pots à fard, in different sizes, sometimes provided with silver mounts.
Marking: Painted in red enamel on underside: [1] Hunting horn (Chantilly factory mark)

Struck on silver rim: [2] Possibly dog's head (Paris discharge mark for small silver, 1732–38)
Catherine Hannon Auchincloss (until 1993; to MMA)
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