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The Capuchin order were particularly popular during the 18th century and attracted a large number of the aristocracy and royalty into their orders during the 2nd half of the 18th century. Madame de Pompadour, a courtier and mistress to King Louis XV (1721-64) was a patron of the arts and instrumental in the mid-18th century Rococo fashion. She inspired the vivid use of pink particularly popular at the Sevres factory and who in turn were influenced by Chinese export porcelain. She was buried in the Capuchin Friars Chapel, Place Vendome, Paris beside her daughter. The present box may have been inspired by Jean-Honore Fragonards famous painting The Swing, now in the Wallace Collection, London, thought to have been commissioned by Baron de Saint-Julien, the Receiver General of the French Clergy. Completed in 1767, the hidden erotic meaning of this painting and the religious pun here of the Capuchin friars and nuns at leisure would not have been lost at this time on French society.
|Width||7.70 cm||(3.03 inches)|