Daniel Alcouffe, Gilt Bronzes in the Louvre, Paris, 2004, p. 95.
Gillian Wilson, Mounted Oriental Porcelain in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 2000, p. 66-71.
The taste for finely mounted oriental porcelain, which had already flourished during the previous decade, reached its peak in Paris in the 1750s. The marchand-mercier Lazare Duvaux (1703-1758), who worked closely with the best bronziers of the age, including Jean-Claude Duplessis (1699-1774) and Jacques Caffieri (1678-1755), frequently supplied his prestigious clientele with such vases. For instance, in December 1752 his diary registers the sale of “deux vases de porcelaine céladon ancienne, montes en bronze doré d’or molu” to Madame de Pompadour, one of his most preeminent patrons and a collector of celadon objects.