In the early 19th century the porcelain factories of Paris and Sèvres followed the developing fashion for Egyptian revival which was partly the result of the French campaigns in Egypt between 1798-1801. In 1802 at the Sèvres manufactory Benoît Chanou developed a short-lived new material called pâte bronze
[bronze paste], which is perhaps best seen in the inkwell model 'Ecritoire Egyptienne'
, see Marie-Nëlle Pinot de Villechenon, Sèvres Porcelain from the Sèvres Museum 1740 to the Present Day
, London, 1997, p. 52, fig. 51. Models such as this inspired the Nast factory as well as Dagoty and other Paris factory where similar models were produced.