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A porcelain factory founded in 1730 at Chantilly, outside Paris, by Louis-Henri Bourbon, Prince de Condé, who was a great collector of Japanese porcelain. It produced soft-paste porcelain initially covered with an opaque tin glaze. Early products, with their sparse decoration, show the influence of Japan. The decorative cornflower motif known as ‘Chantilly sprig’ was created at the factory and much copied elsewhere. The factory mark was a hunting horn, which was frequently faked in the 19th century.

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