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This is a very beautiful porcelain coffee can with a hand painted scene of Notre-Dame Cathedral, made by Paris, France, dating to the late 18th century, circa 1795.
The coffee can is broadly cylindrical tapering slightly to the base, with a ring handle having an inner spur.
This is a very finely hand painted coffee can with a view of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, all in many different coloured enamels. The view even shows various figures in the foreground, all set in a rectangular thick gilded border, against a lovely lemon yellow ground. with further hand painted gold gilded rims and outer handle.
Overall a very distinctive, beautifully decorated coffee can.
Notre-Dame de Paris, often simply referred to as Notre-Dame, is a mediaeval Catholic cathedral and is the most famous of the Gothic cathedrals from the middle ages, situated on the Île de la Cité, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The Roman Catholic cathedral, dedicated to the Virgin Mary, is considered one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture.
Notre-Dame was built on the ruins of two earlier churches, which were themselves predated by a Gallo-Roman temple dedicated to Jupiter. The cathedral was initiated by Maurice de Sully, bishop of Paris, who about 1160 conceived the idea of converting into a single building, on a larger scale, the ruins of the two earlier basilicas. The foundation stone was laid by Pope Alexander III in 1163, and the high altar was consecrated in 1189. The choir, the western facade, and the nave were completed by 1250, and porches, chapels, and other embellishments were added over the next 100 years.
Condition: Good
Wear consistent with age and use. Overall good antique condition. Old tight hairline to handle. - very hard to see. Some gilding loss.
Internal Ref: P 2047



Height = 6.4 cm (2.5")
Width = 8.2 cm (3.2")
Depth = 6.4 cm (2.5")

Fine Paris Porcelain Coffee Can Hand Painted Vue De Notredame De Paris, French C

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