Objet phare des musées de Grasse

International Perfume Museum

Bottle figurine

27 May 2014 / 15h00

Bottle figurine

Mid-eighteenth century, England

Soft porcelain

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.