A related pair of Louis XVI ormolu-mounted white Locre porcelain vases with identical porcelain bodies, related mask handles fixed to the body in the same manner, and a pierced frieze with similar ribbed edge is currently preserved in the Louvre (inv.TH1394)

The Locre manufactory (1772 – 1824) is amongst the best known of the Paris factories. J.B. Locre de Roissy established the factory as a manufacture e porcelain allemande on the rue Fontaine-au-Roi, and several months later hired the modeler Laurent Russinger as a Director. In 1777 Locre retired and 1787 Russinger purchased the manufactory. The crossed torch mark seen on this pair of vases was used by the factory from 1773 and is sometimes erroneously confused with the crossed swords of Meissen.






Dimensions CM Inches
Width: 15 6
Height: 37 14.5