Versailles Renaissance Forever (Continued)

The funny thing is, you don’t have to leave Paris to see le Petit Trianon. In 1912 an architect René Sergent built this quasi replica of Marie-Antoinette’s demure at 63 rue de Monceau for a collector of the XVIII century antiques, Count de Camondo. In 1935, and in accordance with the count’s wishes, the building with its collection became a museum. The interior is by no means a copy of what we see at the Domain of the Queen: following the tastes of Versailles Renaissance, it is filled with its own exotic content. My favorite artifact there is the bottle of saké that was known to belong to Madame de Pompadour. Pompadour herself probably never drank out of it — she kept that piece of lacquered wood as decoration. If I were a Japanese manufacturer of alcohol, I would certainly not let this information slip by: Myself, I do not find the idea of getting smashed on saké appealing, that is probably because I do not belong to connaisseurs of the beverage, but I think even for me, Saké Pompadour, would be the occasion.

For Versailles Renaissance see also “Taking a Bath with Madame Montespan

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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