Madame de Pompadour and the Porcelain Power of the Mistress
Professor Dame Rosalind Savill DBE, FBA, FSA
Louis XV’s most famous mistress used her passion for Vincennes and Sèvres porcelain to enhance her personal, public and political roles in mid-eighteenth century France. This talk will examine pieces which would have delighted the King, embellished her glamorous interiors, and served as diplomatic gifts to secure her position at home an abroad.
Haughton International Ceramics Seminar 2018 at Christie's