paris porcelain 001

 Louis XVI Paris porcelain vases from the Angoulême factory.  The vases are decorated with painted and gilded scrolls, swags and vases of flowers with gilded moldings. The extremely well painted designs are probably by or after Henri Salembier who was employed by the factory. Signed on the bottom: “manufacture de Mgr le duc d’angouleme a paris” [The handles are repaired on one vase.]

The factory was opened in 1780 on the rue de Bondy under the protection of Louis-Antoine, duc d’Angoulême (the son of the Count d’Artois) with Dihl and Guérhard as production supervisors. It continued under Dihl and Guérhard after the revolution. 

Height (ins.): 10 (25.4 cm)      Length/Width (ins.): 5 (12.7 cm)     
Origin: France     Period: Louis XVI