SEVRES. Three flat plates and one soup plate, Bals service for King Louis-Philippe I



Three flat plates and one soup plate for Bals service for King Louis-Philippe I. Gilt decoration in center of crowned LP lettering surrounded by one laurel leaf branch and one oak branch

Marked in red underneath for Compiègne Chateau (2), Saint Cloud Chateau (1).
Marked in blue underneath for Sèvres 1834 and 1845 (3)
Marks M for gilder Jean-Louis-Moyez. Incised marks for moulder

Diameters: 23 cm (9 in.) and 24 cm (9-1/4 in.)

In 1830, the Duke of Orleans becomes King of the French after the Three Glorious Revolution that led Charles X to abdicate. The King had nine children and moved with his family in the former royal and imperial residences such as Trianon, Tuileries, Saint-Cloud, or Fontainebleau and its private residences including Neuilly, Eu, Dreux, or Bizy .
Louis-Philippe removed the large service and established four types of Sèvres porcelain pattern in which wealth determines the recipient: Offices, Officers, Bals and Princes. Pieces from these services adapted the serving objects from Sèvres during the early 19th century.
The Bals service distinguishes from the other sets with one gilt threading on circumference and large lettering for the king like in the Princes service. Certain pieces from the Bals service are in the collections of Museum of Pau, France.

Bibliography :
-Barbe, G., Le service du Roi Louis-Philippe au Château de Fontainebleau, Atelier Graphique de Saint-Jean, Albi, 1989.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2013100704