Trilobal salt box

Trilobal salt box
From the service of the Duke of Orleans
This salt box is decorated with three reserves of birds copied from Buffon's ‘Histoire naturelle des oiseaux’, published between 1770 and 1783. Commissioned in 1787 at the porcelain factory of Tournai by the Duke of Orleans
Circa 1787
H 11 cm
Literature: Cl. Dumortier and P. Habets, 'Porcelaine de Tournai. Le service d'Orléans', Racine, 2004, pp. 139-141

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