In this post: Antique Porcelain Flowers from Vincennes/Sevres and Meissen
April showers bring May (porcelain) flowers!
Aren’t they beautiful?
Even if you aren’t into antiques or porcelain, you can at least appreciate the beauty of these! They are all handmade and painted.
This exquisite piece sold at auction for nearly $150k! It is from the 1750s.
Vincennes (now Sevres) was one of the first factories in France to make soft-paste porcelain. They specialized in making these beautiful flowers.
Below, sold at auction for $18,500.
Below, several beautiful clocks with flowers adorning them.
Don’t you love this one with the animals?
Oh how I would love to have one of these, wouldn’t you?
I love them all!
Now, the Madame de Pompadour loved porcelain. She is known to have purchased many porcelain flowers.
There is a story I read that she once received the king in a room full of porcelain flowers that emitted perfume!
Who knows what is true from history and what is not, but let’s just pretend.
The one below is Meissen.
You know what though…
People are still making them today! They are so beautiful. Not as ornate as the antique ones, but I doubt these cost 20K!
Let us end by admiring the remarkable Sunflower Clock!
Yes, it is a clock but is so incredibly beautiful, if you have a few minutes of time I encourage you to watch this video about the restoration of it just so you can see how pretty these are close-up!
Like what ya see? I have a Porcelain board on Pinterest.
I also wrote a post here on French Royal Dinner Services.