Marie-Antoinette's Jatte Teton Footed Bowl with Goat-Headed Tripod Stand. Fine porcelain from Ancienne Manufacture Royale de Limoges. Made in Limoges, France. Part of Ancienne's collection of Marie-Antoinette's Dairy Service.
The porcelain Rambouillet Dairy Service was inspired by a collection of Greek pottery that had been amassed in Italy by the collector Dominique Vivant-Denon, a diplomat who would become the first director of the Napoleon Museum in 1802, predecessor to the Louvre Museum. The principal piece in the collection, the "Nipple" bowl, was conceived in the shape of a woman's breast. The bowl is decorated in soft, flesh tones, evoking the theme of a mother’s milk. It rests upon a three-footed base made up of goat heads, decorated by a center medallion of flowers, which draw one’s attention to the design of the bowl.
This is part of Ancienne's Rambouillet Dairy Service, a set of reproductions of pieces ordered for Queen Marie-Antoinette's Pleasure Dairy (Laiterie d'agrement)at the Chateau of Rambouillet. Reputedly, the cup was modeled after the Queen. The originals are in the Sevres Museum.
Other items in the Dairy Service reproduction collection from Ancienne Manufacture Royale include the Etruscan Cup with Horn Handles and the Double Handled Goat Goblet with Saucer.
This item is a Factory Order item. Delivery time may be three to six months. Made in Limoges, France. L567-5922