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Pair of Lidded Chestnut Bowls (marronnières à ozier)
Modeled by François-Firmin Dufresne (or Fresne) (French, active 1756 - 1767)
or modeled by François-Denis Roger (French, about 1755 - 1784, active in soft-paste until 1772)
Sèvres Manufactory (French, active 1756 - present)
Sèvres, France (Place created)
Soft-paste porcelain; bleu céleste ground color; polychrome enamel decoration; gilding
Roasted and peeled chestnuts were a particular delicacy in the 1700s, served as a dessert with a coating of icing in bowls such as this pair. Factories generally sold the bowls singly, though they also came in pairs as part of a dinner or dessert service.
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