Macquer was the academician responsible for chemistry at the Gobelins dyeworks and Sèvres ceramic manufacture after the death of Hellot. He was instrumental in the discovery of kaolin in France, which made possible local manufacture of hard-paste porcelain.

From The creation of color in eighteenth-century Europe by Sarah Lowengard

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  • European: 1400-1800
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  • Statue of Pierre-Joseph Macquer. Glazed terracotta, mid-eighteenth century. Macquer was the academician responsible for chemistry at the Gobelins dyeworks and Sèvres ceramic manufacture after the death of Hellot. He was instrumental in the discovery of kaolin in France, which made possible local manufacture of hard-paste porcelain.