FROM THE’SERVICE DE LA TABLE DU ROI’ AT THE TUILERIES
Nice pair of Sèvres porcelain bottle-coolers, of first size and Etruscan shape, ornated with a gilt frieze of exotic foliage called “capraire” on a blue background called “beau bleu”, the rest decorated with gilt “fleurettes”, rims generously gilt, gilt handles.
Good overall condition, small cracks on the handles.
Sèvres porcelain Royal factory, 1846.
Fully marked, red mark of the Château des Tuileries, mark of the painter dated 1845 and mark of the gilder dated 1846.
Height: 17 cm – Lenght : 26 cm.
This service was firstly ordered by King Louis-Philippe as soon as August 1830, certainly because the Tuileries was his main residence. The first order had 762 pieces of which 15 bottle-coolers. Our pair was a restocking delivered in 1846, for a unit cost of 60 francs, which makes the bottle-cooler the most expensive piece of the whole service.
For a discussion about this service, please see the description of the plate dated 1808 that we sell elsewhere.
This service is known under the name of “Service capraire” because of its frieze of exotic foliage bearing this name, coming from a kind of leaves from South America, close to the tea, particularly like by goats.