Coffeepot in the Form of an Elephant's Head
Designed and decorated by Marc-Louis-Emmanuel Solon, French, 1835 - 1913. Made by the Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present.
The pâte-sur-pâte decorative technique seen here—building layers of liquid slip into an image in relief—was developed in 1849 at the French porcelain manufacturer Sèvres, where this piece was made.
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