IN THE MUSEUMS : J. Paul Getty Museum

Two ewers – Louis XV era

Two ewers made of Turkish porcelain, adorned with chiselled, gilded openwork bronze ornaments.

Location: Getty Museum
Permanent loan from Dr H.Woody Brock

These two porcelain ewers are decorated with chiselled, gilded bronze ornaments.

Each of them rests on a rocaille-style bronze base that connects to a finely chiselled openwork handle, adorned with coiling, flower-shaped patterns. The spout is shaped like an acanthus leaf. The porcelain features a white background and is decorated with red, green, blue and yellow patterns inspired by nature.

Some marchands-merciers had the means to acquire precious objects and rare materials such as hardstone, porcelain, ivory… Those merchants played a major role in the creation of objects combining porcelain and lacquer from the Far East.