Pomade pot with cover

Date:
1735–40
Culture:
French, Chantilly
Medium:
Tin-glazed soft-paste porcelain, silver
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 1 7/8 × 2 × 2 in. (4.8 × 5.1 × 5.1 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Porcelain
Credit Line:
Gift of Catherine Hannon Auchincloss, 1993
Accession Number:
1993.58.1a, 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 of body and cover: [2] Dog's head (Paris discharge mark for small work, 1732–38)
Catherine Hannon Auchincloss (until 1993; to MMA)