With polychrome decoration of groups of flowers and fruits in an entourage of flowers.
A formerly restored chip, light wear.
Sèvres National factory, year XII (1803-1804).
Mark with red stamp.
D. 23.5 cm.
The date of the first delivery of this described service "flowers and fruits" is unknown, however a restocking enters the store on May 31, 1807 (Arch. MNC, Sèvres, Vu1, fol. 40 v °). The recipient is then unknown from the archives but the appearance on the market of part of the service coming from descendants of Prince Lucien Bonaparte (see below) makes us incline for this imperial provenance.
Sotheby's London Auction, November 6, 2014, lot 16.
Collective work, edited by Camille Leprince, Napoléon Ier et Sèvres, Feu et talent, 2016, p. 266, service no. 97 (illustrated).