Objet phare des musées de Grasse
International Perfume Museum
Mid-eighteenth century, England
Inv. 00 99
The eighteenth century saw the discovery of the secret of making porcelain, fine ceramic produced from kaolin. Europe adopted hard porcelain and England remained faithful to the soft paste, as evidenced by Chelsea porcelain (1745 -1769). Chelsea toys, like this figurine, illustrate the themes dear to the eighteenth century: love, pastoral taste, arts, animals or botany.