French Porcelain: A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection
The British Museum collection of French Porcelain numbers almost 300 pieces. This is the first time that has been fully catalogued, although its origins go back to the last century. In 1897 A.W. Franks bequeathed to the Museum a wide variety of soft-and hard-paste porcelains, ranging in date from the beginnings of French manufacturing activity to Franks' later years. The collection has grown continuously through gifts, bequests and purchases, notably Sir Bernard Eckstein's bequest of 18th-century painted Sevres porcelains. Recent acquisitions include both 19th-and 20th-century pieces.
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1897 Literature Albert Museum Archives de Sevres arts decoratifs author is grateful base Bequeathed by Sir biscuit porcelain bleu Boissettes bust camaieu century Chantilly Chavagnac and Grollier Christie's cm Marks colour cover cup and saucer d'Albis date-letter dated decoration dentil Eriksen factory records faience figures foot rim France French Porcelain gilding gilt gilt line glaze gold green Guillebon handle Hard-paste porcelain Ibid illus incised mark Kakiemon kiln knop Limoges litron livres London Louis manufacture medallion Mennecy monogram motif moulded Musee des arts Musee national national de Ceramique Niderviller painted in underglaze-blue painter painter's mark Paris pieces pink plate porcelain factory portrait private collection Provenance recorded Saint-Cloud Sarrebourg Savill Sceaux scene scrolls sculptor Sevres factory Sir A.W. Franks Soft-paste porcelain sold Sotheby's Strasbourg stylised sugar bowl tasse teapot Unpublished Comparable Examples vase Vincennes Waddesdon Manor