Hard-paste porcelain litron-shaped cup and its saucer, with printed decoration in gold, at the center of the cipher of King Louis-Philippe in a wreath of laurel and oak leaves, and at the edge of a frieze of ivy leaves.
Very good condition.
Sèvres Royal Manufactory, 1847.
Marks with green stamps dated (18)46 and (18)47, and gold mark dated (18)47.
Red stamp marks of the Tuileries (cup) and Dreux (saucer) castles.
Mark of the gilder Jean-Louis Moyez.
Cup: H. 6.5 x D. 6.5 cm. Saucer: D. 13.5 cm.
Service of the Princes of King Louis-Philippe at the palaces of Tuileries and Dreux.
The "service des Princes" was used in all the Royal residences under the July Monarchy, only Compiègne had a different decor for this service. It was intended for semi-official meals, intimate meals of the Royal Family and visits of the princes, sons and daughters of the royal couple, in the various residences.
Note that at the Château de Dreux, this service was the one used by King Louis-Philippe himself from 1847, since the project to provide this residence with a service with painted decoration from 1845 was abandoned for economy reasons. (Archives of Cité de la Céramique, Sèvres, U2 L1 D2).