FROM THE SERVICE PRESENTED TO THE PRINCE PRIMAT
Porcelain plate, with a rare blue ground imitating marble, surrounding a central gilt rosette, border ornate with a polychrome garland of flowers, surrounded by two gilt rims.
Good condition, one very small crack at the painting.
Marked, painter mark probably for Choisy (active until 1812).
Diameter : 23,5 cm
Dessert service delivered with the account of the Emperor to the particular service of the prince Primat, on August 12th, 1807.
This service used for entry and dessert is described: “Service fond bleu caillouté, guirlande et bouquets de fleurs” (Archives, Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, Vy18, 15v°). There were amongst a big set 72 dessert plates, with a unit value of 14 francs. This service was restocked on May 10th, 1809, described “service fond bleu marbré, fleurs”.
Karl-Théodore Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744-1817), president of the Rhine Confederation, was titled Prince-Primat from July 12th, 1806. He was a faithful of Napoleon and close to Talleyrand.