*Rococo Revisited
Pot-pourri gondole
Sèvres porcelain factory (porcelain manufacturer)
1758
Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
This vase owes its name to its (generic) similarity of shape - with upward turning ends - to that of a Venetian gondola. As early as the 1750s the colour was being called in England ‘rose Pompadour’ in honour of Louis XV’s mistress. Later, as a tribute to another of Louis XV’s mistresses, it was called ‘rose Du Barry’, and more rarely ‘rose Trianon’, an allusion to the Petit Trianon built by Louis XV for Madame de Pompadour in the early 1760s.

Pot-pourri gondole

Sèvres porcelain factory (porcelain manufacturer)

1758

Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

This vase owes its name to its (generic) similarity of shape - with upward turning ends - to that of a Venetian gondola. As early as the 1750s the colour was being called in England ‘rose Pompadour’ in honour of Louis XV’s mistress. Later, as a tribute to another of Louis XV’s mistresses, it was called ‘rose Du Barry’, and more rarely ‘rose Trianon’, an allusion to the Petit Trianon built by Louis XV for Madame de Pompadour in the early 1760s.

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