Three Sèvres eye baths (bagnoire d’yeux). A bleu céleste example with gilt dentil rim by Buteux; a blue-ground example with gilt white scrollwork and harebells; and a cobalt-blue example painted with a floral garland. Also a Chantilly example in blue and white. Second half of the 18th century. French. Makers marks: two of the Sèvres examples with blue interlaced L’s marks; one with a gilder’s mark for P. T. Buteux; the Chantilly example with a blue hunting horn mark. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2022. Fair use license. via https://onlineonly.christies.com/s/collector-english-european-furniture-ceramics-silver-works-art/three-sevres-porcelain-eye-baths-baignoire-dyeux-chantilly-eye-bath-32/146142?ldp_breadcrumb=back
Porcelain eyebath decorated with delicate and finely painted red roses amongst green and gilt flora with a spread eagle bird in flight at either end. The stem is decorated with gilt leaves and the rim and edges are in gilt. ca. 1880-1899. French. Unsigned. Image © 2022 Phisick. Fair use license. via https://phisick.com/item/19th-c-paris-porcelain-eye-bath/
Eye bath of hard-paste porcelain. Oval cup on funnel foot. Hard-paste eye bath with an oval cup on a funnel foot. Purple ground with two lobed reserves with Höroldt chinoiseries and a gilt lace ornament inside the rim. The interior with a chinoiserie framed by gilt scrolls enclosing lustre panels and laub-und bandelwerk in iron-red and purple. 1730-1735. German. Meissen Porcelain Factory, maker. Maker’s marks: Crossed swords factory mark, in underglaze blue. Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2021. Fair use license. via https://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O307059/eye-bath-meissen-porcelain-factory/
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