Fancy eye baths (baignore d’yeux) all in porcelain. Whether they help your eyes more than the plastic CVS kind I don’t know but for sure these are more fun to look at.

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/

Interesting pieces of Sèvres porcelain. 19th century.

Fruit or flower basket. 1823.
Fruit or flower basket. Designed in 1812 and manufactured in 1823. Hard-paste porcelain. Louis Martin Berthault, designer (1770-1823). Pierre-Louis Micaud, decorator (active 1795–1834). Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/207517

Tray and chocolate set decorated with decorations depicting the cultivation of cacao and the making of hot chocolate. Commissioned by King Louis Philippe for Queen Marie. 1836.
Tray and chocolate set decorated with decorations depicting the cultivation of cacao and the making of hot chocolate. Commissioned by King Louis Philippe for Queen Marie. 1836. Hard-paste porcelain. Pictoral decoration by Pictorial decoration by Jean Charles Develly (active 1813–47). Gilding by Pierre Riton (active 1821–60). Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/206564

Ewer,_designed_by_Jules-Pierre-Michel_Dieterl,_Sèvres_Porcelain_Factory,_1854,_hard-paste_porcelain_and_gilt_bronze_-_Wadsworth_Atheneum_-_Hartford,_CT_-_DSC05532
Ewer. 1854. Hard-paste porcelain. Photo taken at an exhibition at the Exhibit in the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. In the public domain due to age. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ewer,_designed_by_Jules-Pierre-Michel_Dieterl,_S%C3%A8vres_Porcelain_Factory,_1854,_hard-paste_porcelain_and_gilt_bronze_-_Wadsworth_Atheneum_-_Hartford,_CT_-_DSC05532.jpg

Large footed bowl (rivoli cup) with a celadon ground.
Large footed bowl (rivoli cup) with a celadon ground. Painted and hand tooled in white and slip with vocal small chicks and birds perched within a scrolling foliate and rose entwined arabesque eyes by coiled snakes. Enriched with gold.1867. Hard-paste porcelain. Jules Dieterle, designer. Signed “J. Gély for Leopold-Jules-Joseph Gély.” Marks: Stenciled green lozenge mark for 1864, Iron -red crowned n in Decore, a Sèvres mark for 1864. Potter’s incised “DG-57-3” for March 1857. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-sevres-hard-paste-porcelain-1867-paris-5550803-details.aspx

Wine bottle coolers from Sèvres. So much more elegant than tossing them into an ice-filled bathtub. One has a lid to keep the ice cream cold. 18th and 19th century.

Bottle coolers with gilt-tole flowers.
Bottle coolers with gilt-tole and porcelain flowers. Both coolers painted with scattered bouquets and sprigs within blue and gilt filets and fitted with bouquets of porcelain flowers on gilt tôle stems. ca. 1769. French. Porcelain. Maker’s mark of blue interlaced L’s enclosing a date letter “Q”. Painter’s marks for Niquet. Porcelain flowers being 18th century and later. Gilt-tole 19th to 20th century. Sèvres. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/two-sevres-porcelain-bottle-coolers-seaux-a-6165487-details.aspx

Bottle cooler. 19th c.
Bottle cooler. 19th c. French. Porcelain. Marks: interlaced L’s on underside. Sèvres. Image © 2008-2019 Bukowski Auktioner AB. Fair use license. via https://www.bukowskis.com/en/auctions/568/831-a-french-sevres-bottle-cooler-19th-century

Wine bottle cooler. 1791.
Wine bottle cooler with a black enamel ground with platinum and gold decoration. 1791. French. Hard-paste porcelain. Made from a model originally designed in 1753 by Jean-Claude Duplessis the Elder. Jean-Jacques Dieu, gilder. Sèvres. Collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Cc0 License 4.0. via https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/5480/model-originally-designed-in-1753-by-jean-claude-duplessis-the-elder-gilded-by-jean-jacques-dieu-sevres-manufactory-pair-of-wine-bottle-coolers-seaux-a-demi-bouteilles-ordinaires-french-1791/

Ice cream cooler. 1805.
Ice cream cooler, part of a service that was purchased that year by a banker on behalf of the Portuguese ambassador to Russia. Black ground with Chinoiserie decoration. Designed so that ice could be stored below the interior liner and in the cavity of the steep-sided lid. 1805. French. Sèvres. Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In the public domain. via https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/62.165.43a-c/

Pair of bottle coolers from a service commissions by Madame Du Barry
Pair of bottle coolers from a service commissioned by Madame Du Barry. Each side with a gilt-edged circular medallion depicting a seated putto with the putti emblematic of Poetry holding an ode to the marriage on May 16, 1770 of the dauphin to Marie Antoinette. 1770. Porcelain. Sèvres. Image © Bonhams. Fair use license. via https://enfilade18thc.com/2019/11/19/at-sothebys-fine-european-ceramics/

Bottle cooler from the service of the Emperor Joseph II. 1776.
Bottle cooler from the service of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II which was a gift to the emperor from his brother in law French King Louis XVI. 1776. French. Soft-paste porcelain. Mark of interlaced L’s enclosing date letter “Y”. Painter’s mark “nq” for Nicquet. Image © Michele Beiny, Inc. New York. Fair use license. via https://www.michelebeiny.com/en-GB/french-porcelain/s-vres-bottle-cooler/prod_10484#.XdP2LldKhTs

Pretty things to make the house smell nice even if its winter and you can’t open the windows. Not used at Versailles but pretty enough that the Queen of France would have liked them too.

Pot pourri bowls.
Pot pourri bowls. Porcelain ca. 1660-1680. Mounts ca. 1750. Hard-paste porcelain, celadon ground color and polychrome enamel. Gilt-bronze mounts. Image © J. Paul Getty Trust. Fair use license. via https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/froth-and-folly-nobility-and-perfumery-at-the-court-of-versailles/

Porcelain bouquet given to the Duke of Saxony by his daughter Marie Josèphe. 1749. Made in  Vincennes, France. Porcelain, gilded brass and copper. Has 470 artificial flowers with the porcelain underneath made to store perfume so the flowers could spread the scent.
Porcelain bouquet given to the Duke of Saxony by his daughter Marie Josèphe. 1749. Made in Vincennes, France. Porcelain, gilded brass and copper. Has 470 artificial flowers with the porcelain underneath made to store perfume so the flowers could spread the scent. Jean-Claude Duplessis and Claude le Boitteux, goldsmiths. Image © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden. Fair use license. via https://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/Details/Index/119334

"Royal Bleu" Louis Philippe pot pourri urn. 1846.
“Royal Bleu” Louis Philippe pot pourri urn with pierced ormolu mounts and feet. 1846. French. Sèvres, maker. Image © 1stdibs, Inc. 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.1stdibs.com/furniture/dining-entertaining/porcelain/antique-sevres-royal-bleu-porcelain-pot-pourri-urn-stamped-1846-19th-century/id-f_12459063/

Porcelain beautiful enough for the summer villa of Empress Eugénie. French. Designed by Jules-Pierre-Michel Dieterl for Sèvres.

Ewer. 1854.
Ewer. 1854. Hard-paste porcelain and gilt bronze. Designed by Jules Diéterle for Sèvres Porcelain. Exhibited at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford. CC0 License 1.0. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ewer,_designed_by_Jules-Pierre-Michel_Dieterl,_Sèvres_Porcelain_Factory,_1854,_hard-paste_porcelain_and_gilt_bronze_-_Wadsworth_Atheneum_-_

Footed bowl. 1863-1870.
Footed bowl. 1863-1870. Hard-paste porcelain with enamel and gilding. Copper alloy foot with mercury gilding.Jules Diéterle, designer for Sèvres. Image © Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City. Fair use license. via https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/footed-bowl/SAFWA59WlT7ZZw

Monumental pale yellow ground vase.  ca. 1858-1863.
Monumental pale yellow ground vase. ca. 1858-1863. Jules Diéterle, designer for Sèvres. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/a-monumental-sevres-napoleon-iii-porcelain-pale-yellow-6142902-details.aspx

Why not privately publish your own bedtime reading if it looks like this. J. P. Morgan did. Plates from his 1910 “Catalogue des porcelaines françaises de m. J. Pierpont Morgan.” All Sèvres.

"Grande ecuelle, en porcelain de Vincennes, a fond blanc." Page 66.
“Grande ecuelle, en porcelain de Vincennes, a fond blanc.” Page 66. Collection of the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/66

Pot pourri vase. Page 90.
Pot pourri vase. Page 90. Collection of the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/90

Vase. Page 112.
Vase. Page 112. Collection of the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. Via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/112

Pieces from a service that belonged to
Pieces from a service that belonged to the Comtesse du Barry. Page 114.Collection of the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/114

Rectangular plaque. Page 120.
Rectangular plaque. Page 120. Collection of the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/120

Pot-pourri vases to make everything smell like a just picked rose. French. Charles Nicolas Dodin. Living from 1734 to 1803, he became a premier painter for Sèvres.

Vase. Pot-pourri fontaine ou à dauphin.
Vase. Pot-pourri fontaine ou à dauphin. ca. 1760. Soft-paste porcelain, pink, green, and bleu lapis ground colors, polychrome enamel and gilding. Painted decoration attributed to Charles-Nicolas Dodin. Collection of the Paul J. Getty Trust. Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program. via http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/5666/painted-decoration-attributed-to-charles-nicolas-dodin-sevres-manufactory-vase-pot-pourri-fontaine-ou-a-dauphin-french-about-1760/

Pot-pourri "gondole" vase with a green background. 1756.
Pot-pourri “gondole” vase with a green background. 1756. Image © Tout Pour Les Femmes – 2019. Fair use license. via https://www.toutpourlesfemmes.com/archive/versailles-splendeur-de-la-peinture-sur-porcelaine-charles-nicolas-dodin-1734-1804

Ship pot-pourri with pink ground and Chinese decor. c. 1760.
Ship pot-pourri with pink ground and Chinese decor. c. 1760. Soft-paste porcelain. Collection of the Musée du Louvre, Paris. Image © Web Gallery of Art. Fair use license. via https://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/d/dodin/index.html

Porcelain to dream of of a Edwardian sort. Plates from “Catalogue des porcelaines françaises de m. J. Pierpont Morgan”. Privately published in Paris in 1910. J. P.’s bedtime reading, no doubt.

"Vase Duplessis, fond vert, en porcelain de Vincennes." 1745-1753.
“Vase Duplessis, fond vert, en porcelain de Vincennes.” 1745-1753. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain in the United States because the maker has been dead over 70 years. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/n116

"Figurine en porcelaine blanche émaillée de Vincennes."
“Figurine en porcelaine blanche émaillée de Vincennes.” 1747. French. Fournier, maker. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain in the United States because the maker has been dead over 70 years. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/n76

"Tasse and soucoupe, fond vert rubanne de carmin, en porcelain de Sèvres." 1758.

"Deux petit caisses, fond vert, en porcelaine de Vincennes." 1753.
“Deux petit caisses, fond vert, en porcelaine de Vincennes.” 1753. Sevres, maker. Collection of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain in the United States because the maker has been dead over 70 years. via https://archive.org/details/cataloguedesporc00morg/page/n104