Potpourri "vessel", c.1760. Porcelain. Musée du Louvre.
This porcelain vessel is intended to hold fragrant potpourri. It is decorated in the Chinoiserie style, in a soft pink with gold, cream and green accents. Three men lounge and play a table game in the center of the vessel. The top is detailed with a faux piece of silk (also porcelain) decorated with gold fleur de lis across it. Madame de Pompadour had this piece on her mantel, would you have it in your château?