Reading Lamp (La Lectrice or L’Etude)

Simon-Louis Boizot was director of the sculpture workshop at Sèvres from 1773 until 1800. He is best known for the figures he designed, which were reproduced in hard-paste porcelain, a material news to Sevrès. Although the Chinese had been making it for thousands of years, the secret of hard-paste, or true, porcelain was first discovered […]


This delicate tray painted in bright enamel colors in a pattern of scrolls, leafy vines, ribbons, and repeating geometric patterns was most likely originally part of a déjeuner, a set of porcelain vessels comprised of a tea- or coffee pot, cup and saucer, sugar, and cream jug together with a matching tray. We know the […]