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Pair of Lidded Chestnut Bowls (marronnières à ozier)
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.