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SIX MENNECY (DUC DE VILLEROY) HANDLES

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SIX MENNECY (DUC DE VILLEROY) HANDLES
Circa 1735

Of tapering octagonal section, painted in underglaze blue and turquoise and overglaze iron-red and yellow with Orientals among pagodas, trees and flowering shrubs, with insects and birds in flight (two damaged and repaired, some slight scratching), the tapering blades with various cutlers' marks
4in. (10cm.) long (6)

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For a short account of the Villeroy-Mennecy concern see Aileen Dawson, French Porcelain A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection, pp. 48 & 49
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