Presenting for sale is an exceptional French Empire Vieux Paris Porcelain cup and saucer by the firm of Dartes Frères, hand painted with a scenic castle landscape rimmed in gilt.
The Darte Freres Paris porcelain factory was started in 1808 by Louis-Joseph and Jean-Francois and quickly gained a reputation for producing beautiful hand decorated hard paste porcelain wares specializing in tea services, cabinet plates, and vases. The factory was not long-lived, but was a favorite and under royal protection of Emperor Napoleon's mother.
The cup and saucer are in very good condition with some gilt loss to be expected from age and use. This is a collector's treasure, perfect for cabinet display.
Size of Cup: 3" Height
Size of Saucer: 5" Diameter.