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 bust camaieu Chantilly Chavagnac and Grollier chinoiserie Christie's cm Marks colour cover cup and saucer d'Albis dated decoration dentil Eriksen factory records faience figures foot rim France French Porcelain gilding gilt glaze gold green Guillebon handle Hard-paste porcelain Ibid illus incised mark Kakiemon kiln knop litron livres London Louis Louis xv manufacture medallion Mennecy motif moulded Musee des arts Musee national national de Ceramique Niderviller 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factory Sir A.W. Franks Soft-paste porcelain sold Sotheby's Strasbourg stylised sugar bowl suspension hole tasse teapot Unpublished Comparable Examples vase Victoria and Albert Vincennes Waddesdon Manor white ground