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Vincennes porcelain beakers and saucers, eighteenth century

Vincennes porcelain beakers and saucers, eighteenth century
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Two beakers and saucers of Vincennes porcelain which belonged to Frederick St.John, 2nd Visct Bolingbroke (1732-1797) and formed part of a large collection which he amassed but ultimately sold in 1780, probably to pay off gambling debts.

The beakers and saucers are believed to be the earliest documented examples of Vincennes porcelain purchased by an English patron. Frederick St. John lived in Paris between 1753 - 1755 and was no doubt influenced by fashionable taste in the French court. See detailed information in an article published by the French Porcelain Society in 2014.

The beakers and saucers were acquired for Lydiard House in 2006 by The Friends of Lydiard Park and are displayed in the Dressing Room of Lydiard House, also known as the Lady Diana room.



Year:
1754-1756
Creator:
Vincennes Factory, France
Type:
Other
Location:
Dressing Room, Lydiard House
Owner:
Swindon Borough Council
Reference:
LYD2015.1
Credit:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Last updated on:
Tuesday 31st August 2021

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