A Louis XV Chinese porcelain and biscuit perfume fountain

A Louis XV gilt bronze-mounted Chinese famille verte porcelain and biscuit perfume fountain – circa 1745-1749

The mounts struck with the crowned ‘C’ poinçon (1745-1749)

La porcelaine et le biscuit de Chine famille verte d’époque Kangxi (1662-1722)  

Height: 29.5 cm. (11 ½ in.)    Width: 26.5 cm. (10 ½ in.)


Provenance :

Sold Ader Picard Tajan, Hôtel George V, 23 June 1988, lot 25
Daniel Duault, Paris


Comparative Literature :

A very similar fountain sold Sotheby’s London, 17 May 1968, lot 33 is reproduced in D. F. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinesisches und japanisches Porzellan in europäischen Fassungen, Brunswick, 1980, abb. 167.

The crowned ‘C’ was a tax on metal in force between 1745 and 1749 to finance the War of the Austrian Succession. It seems to have been marked on only the most refined bronzes.