Wall light (one of a pair)

Porcelain flowers by Vincennes Manufactory French

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 539

The combination of porcelain made in both France and China with French gilt bronze would have made these wall lights very fashionable in the mid-eighteenth century.

Wall light (one of a pair), Porcelain flowers by Vincennes Manufactory (French, ca. 1740–1756), Glazed biscuit Chinese porcelain parrots of K'ang Hsi period; soft-paste Vincennes porcelain flowers; 19th century hard-paste flowers; gilt bronze, French, Vincennes and Chinese

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