The Porcelain Tit of Marie-Antoinette


As they say in the US Army, “No shit, there I was!” And before the guard could open his mouth, I have put my camera against the glass case and took a shot then a control shot. Double-tapping is wrong. “Monsieur!” He was actually running after me. So I had to share my joy with the fellow. 

A week ago I wrote a blog entry about this cup. And today wandering through this rather boring Espace Fondation EDF, 6 rue Recamier, I saw it across the room. I didn’t even know that there was a surviving copy. I thought they had destroyed them all during the Revolution.  I guess Dalton had kept one for himself. He probably told Robespierre it broke during transport.

And now I have it too, just a picture…, two pictures actually, it doesn’t make two cups for sure…. nevertheless….

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About versaillesgossip, before and after Francis Ponge

The author of the blogs Versailles Gossip and Before and After Francis Ponge, Vadim Bystritski lives and teaches in Brest France. The the three main themes of his literary endeavours are humor, the French Prose Poetry, the French XVII and XVIII Century Art and History. His writings and occasionally art has been published in a number of ezines (Eratio, Out of Nothing, Scars TV, etc). He also contributes to Pinterest where he comments on the artifiacts from the Louvre and other collections. Some of his shorter texts are in Spanish, Russian and French.
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