091121-1/RL-1328

The Queen’s Factory, located on Rue Thiroux in Paris, is a hard paste porcelain manufacturer started by Lebeuf in 1776 – Old Paris porcelain. In 1778 the factory was granted the Queen’s protection (Marie Antoinette), and thus the name of the Queen’s Factory. The porcelain maker was the biggest competitor to Vincennes – Sevres. The production was of equally high quality to Sevres, tableware, decorative items, and such. Because the factory was only in existence to just past the year 1800, not too many pieces are available in today’s antique marketplace. Most pieces reside in museums or private collections. There are a few pieces available on Rubylane. Just do a search on the site for “Queen’s Factory” and you can look at what is available for sale.

This piece is beautiful. The mold is exquisite. It is a four-footed oval centerpiece bowl with a gorgeous reticulated rim and two side handles. A magenta color enamel accents and details the finer features of the piece, along with some flourishes of gold lines. The enamel color is not over the glaze; I mean you can’t feel it because the color has been fired. The middle is a black ground with lovely flowers and leaves painted, with a nosegay in the middle of each side. Below each nosegay the blank has a raised feature, accented in enamel and gold. The glaze is white, in the interior and the bottom.

The bowl is 4 5/8” high. It is 11 1/2” long and 6” wide.

There is one flaw. One handle has a chip and I show two photos of the chip. The enamel color is faded in a few spots, but this may be how the bowl was created, how the color showed after being fired. There are no cracks, other chips or nicks, or crazing.

The mark is the mark conferred by the Queen, in red stencil, an A with a crown above.

This is a museum quality piece.

ITEM ID
RL-1328
TYPE
Hand Painted, Porcelain
COLOR
Black, Blue, Gold, Green, Maroon, Pink, Red, White, Yellow
ORIGIN
France • French
PURPOSE
Bowls, Centerpieces
ITEM TYPE
Antique

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French 18th Century Old Paris Queen’s Factory Footed Centerpiece Bowl Hand Painted Flowers Black Ground c 1778 - 1797

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