The porcelain factory of Sevres was founded in 1740 and around 1800 the owner Alexandre Brogniart decided to also collect all kinds of pottery, earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, faiance, majolica etc. from all around the world and through all times and establish a museum.
And it is really a very impressive collection: old Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Bycantine, Islamic from Iran, Irak, Turkey, renaissance Italian, Spanish (though mainly Manises and Valencia and nothing about Triana!), Delft, from Germany there was the blue-grey salt glazed Western Forest stoneware and the bearded man's jugs from the Rhine, also Korea, Japan, with an extra section about the tea ceremony, China and of course all the important French makers including Sevres themselves....
|"Hall of Fame" with vases from Sevres|
|view from a museum window to the factory|