Sevres Porcelain, Still Hot After All These Years

Today we have a little Decorative Arts Study on Sevres. Sevres porcelain remains au courant more than 250 years after it was first designed for the King of France. The first Sevres porcelain was produced in 1745 in Vincennes.  Madame de Pompadour, a huge fan of Sevres Porcelain and of powerful influence to King Louis XV (chief mistress, to be specific), championed the King’s full support of the beautiful artistry and turned it into a lucrative industry to the benefit of France.

Louis XV

The King was so supportive and enthused by the porcelain (and Madame de Pompadour) that he decided to  [Read more…]