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Pair of "Vernis Martin" planters
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Ref : 97841
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Painted metal
Dimensions :
l. 12.99 inch X H. 4.33 inch X P. 7.87 inch
Decorative Objects  - Pair of "Vernis Martin" planters 18th century - Pair of "Vernis Martin" planters Transition - Pair of "Vernis Martin" planters
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Pair of "Vernis Martin" planters

Paris, circa 1770
Dim : H.11cm x W.33cm x D.20 cm

Rare pair of metal cache-pots with "Vernis martin" decoration, gilded on a red background. Of oval shape, these two-handled planters, also called "Verrières", present a superb Chinese decoration in an exceptional state. Indeed, this type of decoration is almost always heavily restored, even repainted. It is also becoming increasingly rare to find these objects still in pairs, as they are often separated as a result of inheritance.
The "Vernis Martin" was a lacquer technique, developed in 1728 by the Martin brothers in Paris. Intended to compete with decorations imported from China and Japan, the Martin varnish is a lacquer based on copal. This decoration was used for furniture orders and refined objects in France from the beginning of the Louis XV period.

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