St Cloud Brule Parfum
An Extremely rare and highly important Ormolu Mounted St. Cloud Brule Parfum, the hexa-lobed melon shaped parfum pierced with stylised sunbursts and resting on a naturalistic rockwork base, applied with issuing tendrils, flower sprays and leaves, the pierced slightly domed cover with further flower finial. Resting on a its original eighteenth century finely tooled gilt metal rococo scrolled ormolu base.
Height including mount: 8 ¾ ins (22cms.)
Height of porcelain: 6 3/4 ins (17cms.)
This Brule Parfum or Pot Pourri Jar and Cover, would have been inspired firstly by Japanese censers and the applied flower decoration by Dehua blanc de chine porcelain. Oriental examples had reached the Dresden Collection by 1721 and these forms were used and adapted by St. Cloud in the following ten years. See B. Rondot, The St. Cloud Manufactory, pg. 292.
Item No. 1321