Indian tea box
Sèvres porcelain biscuit
Porcelain biscuit box with its cap, decorated with cherry blossoms and insects in bas-relief. Enamelled interior. A creation of the Manufacture in 1753, inspired by the oriental imagination of the time. Sèvres marks on the bottom of the box.
An art object entirely handmade by our craftsmen in the workshops of the Manufacture. Nuances and variations may appear from one piece to another, making each one almost unique.
The history of the Manufacture de Sèvres began in Vincennes, and the Indian tea box created in 1753 - like the Indian vase - is imbued with the nascent oriental imagination of the time, during which it built its identity and enjoyed its first successes.
This fantasized representation of the Orient, which gradually spread in the fashion of the time, was translated at Sèvres by a particular attention paid to the fineness of the porcelain, as well as to the elegance of the combinations of patterns.
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