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Pot à fard (Toilet Jar) Pommade Pot And Lid

This is a Pommade pot and lid. It was made by Saint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 18th century and we acquired it in 1977. Its medium is soft-paste porcelain, with blue underglaze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. John Jay Ide. It is credited The John Jay Ide Collection.

  • "Medici" Vase
  • soft-paste porcelain, painted in enamels.
  • Gift of Wendy Vanderbilt Lehman.
  • 1992-5-23

Its dimensions are

H x diam. (pot): 9.2 x 8 cm (3 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.) H x diam. (lid): 3.5 × 8.5 cm (1 3/8 × 3 3/8 in.) H x diam. (overall): 11.5 × 8.5 cm (4 1/2 × 3 3/8 in.)

It has the following markings

Two lables adhered to pot bottom: 1) "Musee des Arts Decoratifs" and 2) "Collection A. Chevet".

Cite this object as

Pot à fard (Toilet Jar) Pommade Pot And Lid; Made by Saint-Cloud Porcelain Manufactory (France); France; soft-paste porcelain, with blue underglaze; H x diam. (pot): 9.2 x 8 cm (3 5/8 x 3 1/8 in.) H x diam. (lid): 3.5 × 8.5 cm (1 3/8 × 3 3/8 in.) H x diam. (overall): 11.5 × 8.5 cm (4 1/2 × 3 3/8 in.); The John Jay Ide Collection; 1977-52-16-a,b

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