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Locré Manufactory

Porcelain manufactory

(1772 - 1824)

The Locré Manufactory (active 1772-1824) is one of the most important Parisian factories of the last third of the 18th century and the first decades of the following century. Located in the rue Fontaine-au-Roi in Paris, the factory was founded in the early 1770s by Jean-Baptiste Locré. Several years later Locré went into partnership with Laurent Russinger, a porcelain maker and a sculptor, who became the director of the factory until the late 18th century. The factory, which soon became known for the exceptional quality and originality of his work, was one of the main rivals of the Royal Sèvres Manufactory.