This porcelain bouquet was sent in spring 1749 by 17 year-old Maria Josepha (1731-1767), consort of Louis (1729-1765), heir to the French throne and son of Louis XV, to her father, the Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, August III, presumably with the intention of making the high artistic quality of the manufactory at Vincennes, east of Paris, known in Saxony. Or this "cabinet" piece was perhaps meant as a gift in recognition of the splendid Meissen porcelain that the couple had received as a wedding gift.

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  • Title: Porcelain bouquet
  • Creator: Vincennes
  • Date Created: 1749
  • Physical Dimensions: h1150 cm
  • Collection: Porzellansammlung (Porcelain Collection)
  • Type: Porcelain bouquet
  • Rights: Porzellansammlung, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Photograph: Jürgen Karpinski
  • External Link: http://www.skd.museum/