FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
The French Porcelain Society continues its series of weekly online lectures with Cyrille Froissart, who will discuss the collection of Sèvres porcelain owned by the famous duchesse de Mazarin in mid-eighteenth century Paris. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: SÈVRES PORCELAIN PURCHASED BY THE DUCHESSE DE MAZARIN – Cyrille Froissart
Time: Saturday, 11 July 2020, 18:00PM London, UK (BST) PLEASE NOTE NEW TIME
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
SÈVRES PORCELAIN PURCHASED BY THE DUCHESSE DE MAZARIN
The duchesse de Mazarin, great-grandniece of cardinal de Mazarin and daughter-in-law of the duc d’Aumont, lived in the château de Chilly and, from 1767, in the Parisian hôtel de Mazarin, quai Malaquais. Upon moving into her hôtel particulier, the duchesse entirely renovated its interiors, commissioning furniture in the latest fashion.
In this lecture, we will discuss the pieces of Sèvres porcelain purchased by the duchesse de Mazarin, from the 1750s until her death in 1781. Cyrille Froissart will walk us though her two residences, and will examine the material qualities, display and surroundings of the duchesse’s porcelain collection.
Image: Vase ‘hollandois‘ (detail). Manufacture de Sèvres, 1758. The Wallace Collection, London