Bottle with arabesque designs (one of a pair)

Factory Saint-Cloud factory French

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The porcelain factory established in Saint-Cloud, a town outside of Paris, in the late seventeenth century was the first to produce soft-paste porcelain on a commercial scale in Europe. The blue and white decoration of the objects manufactured there during the early years of the factory was a deliberate reference to the imported Chinese porcelains so popular in Europe at this time.

Bottle with arabesque designs (one of a pair), Saint-Cloud factory (French, mid-1690s–1766), Soft-paste porcelain, French, Saint-Cloud

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