Soft-paste porcelain produced 1738 to 1800 Hard-paste porcelain from 1770 to the present day. Date letter started in 1753 with letter A to letter Z in 1777.In 1788 letter AA was used until PP in 1793. By 1710, the Germans had discovered the secret of how the Chinese made porcelain using china clay and china rock (feldspar). The French didn't take long to follow. Once the German secret had filtered out through an early example of industrial espionage, the French were on the hunt for white gold about a quarter of a century later. The correct recipe for true porcelain took some time to become public knowledge (1735). This prompted a group of Frenchmen to found a porcelain factory at Vincennes, east of Paris, with the express purpose of emulating the German Meissen work. So in the town of Vincennes in 1740, the French tried to begin to understand how to make true porcelain. Detailed and systematic antique pottery marks of France were begun at Vincennes, in 1753. This was about the time that the factory won Royal patronage and a monopoly on all decorated porcelain wares. This incredibly well preserved museum piece is a true time capsule! The all hand painted lidded dresser/toilette box / ointment jar / or sugar bowl has the Sevres Double-Louis "Crossed L's" style mark with a thus-unknown'K' &'E' outside the centermark. This piece is made of the highest superb quality & in nearly perfect Minty condition with only the most minimal wear to the very shallow surface gold gilt in a few tiny spots at rim. Only noticeable when scrutinized with magnifier. Otherwise it just looks Minty Flawless.
The porcelain is beautiful super high quality white with a perfect flawless glaze (no crazing). There is a factory indent around the upper edge that is painted with a blue stripe & has many hand touched gold decorations. Upper rims have gold wolf's teeth.
Lower rim has gold & blue stripes. Box has 4 bouquets of flowers including red & yellow roses with other colorful floral types, all hand-painted with the best skill & quality. Lid has 3 bouquets of flowers matching the box. This could date to the 1700's or 1800's.
It could be an hither-to-unknown authentic Sevres Mark that needs further research & authentication. Or it is another super high quality French porcelain company of that period using that mark, that has yet to be identified by us. We currently have an authentic 1700's Sevres piece listed & have owned many others.... The mark on this box oozes quality & very possibly is Sevres, but definitely at the very least, an equivalent producer of same quality & age.Measures about 4" inches tall by about 4" wide at top & is in nearly perfect flawless condition. No flower is exactly the same. All hand painted with no decals. See scans for exact conditions & detail. The item "Antique FRENCH Sevres Type PORCELAIN Hand Painted Pot De Toilette Dresser Box" is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Boxes". The seller is "seb9" and is located in Mentor, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.