An image of Bust of Louis XV

Sèvres

(France 1756 – )

Bust of Louis XV

Location
15th–19th c European art
Further information

The bust is from a Sèvres model introduced c1759, but is of hard-paste porcelain and bears the signature of a member of the Hannong family. Thus the piece appears to be the only known surviving example of the experiments made by Paul-Antoine Hannong at Sèvres in 1762–63 to demonstrate the efficacy of the hard-paste recipe he was trying to sell to the factory at that time.

Year
circa 1762-circa 1763
Media
Ceramic
Medium
hard-paste porcelain
Dimensions
11.0 x 8.9 x 6.1 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2012.195