Here are two pretty dishes from the end of the XVIII century.
They bear at the back a blue mark : LP,monogram of Louis Philippe,Duke of Orleans,King Louis XVI brother and King of France himself later, from 1830 to 1848.
This mark was used by the Parisian porcelain maker Jacques Lefebvre,under the Duke of Orleans patronage between 1786 and 1793 ,partly during the French Revolution.The brevity of production under this brand makes it a rarity.
His factory was located 64 Amelot street ,not far from the Bastille…From 1793 the pieces were simply marked:Fabrique du Pont-aux- Choux.
The decor with cornflowers called ‘’ au barbeau ‘’,very popular during the 18th century was one of the Queen Marie-Antoinette’s favorites.
There is a slight wear of gilding on the edge of the smallest dish and the largest has a grayish mark on the outside,certainly a cooking defect, and a thin crack inside.Please see photos.
Except these small defects they are both in very good condition for their age, with beautiful fresh colors.
Dimensions: 8,66 inches ( 22cm ) x 2,13 inches ( 5,4cm )
7,6 inches ( 19,3cm ) x 1,77 inches ( 4,5cm )
This is a collector’s treasure,perfect for cabinet display.
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