The Wallace Collection

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Two Boîtes à poudre, Two pots à pommade, Two boîtes à mouches, porte brosse, and à dessus de vergett
  • Toilet Service
  • Two Boîtes à poudre, Two pots à pommade, Two boîtes à mouches, porte brosse, and à dessus de vergett
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • Probably Jean-Claude Chambellan Duplessis, the Elder (1695 - 1774), Designer
    Probably Dominique Joffroy, Painter
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1763
  • Soft-paste porcelain, painted and gilded
  • Two Powder Boxes, C458-9, Object size: 10.2 x 13.3 cm
    Two Pomade Pots, C460-1, Object size: 10.8 x 8.3 cm
    Two Patch Boxes, C462-3, Object size: 5.8 x 7.6 cm
    Brush Back, C464, Object size: 16.8 x 7.6 cm
    Brush Handle, C465, Length: 7.6 cm
  • Factory mark: interlaced Ls enclosing 'K', the date letter for 1763 Painted
    Painter's mark: a scrolling 'P', probably for Dominique Joffroy, op. 1753-70 Painted
    Incised mark: a reversed '3'
  • C458-65
  • Back State Room
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  • Vincennes and Sèvres toilet wares were for the cosmetics and hair preparations used during the ritual of the toilette. In the 18th century this was undertaken before courtiers, friends and tradesmen. This service (probably incomplete) comprises two powder boxes, two patch boxes, a small brush (vergette) for brushing away wig powder and a clothes brush. The service may have been intended for Madame de Pompadour, but was left incomplete on her death in 1764, subsequently being sold in 1767 to the dealer Rouveau, who in turn sold it to Queen Lovisa Ulrika of Sweden (1720 - 82).