"a bright blue Sèvres tea-cup"

Sèvres porcelain
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 A porcelain factory has been active in Sèvres since 1756 to the present day. Famous artists who worked in the factory decorating porcelain include Louise Bourgeois, Théophile Fragonard and Auguste Rodin. The factory is now run by the French Ministry of Culture.