Extremely rare bust of King Louis-Philippe
Extremely rare bust of King Louis-Philippe
In Sèvres biscuit
Object N° 875

Bust of 3rd size, representing Louis-Philippe when he was Duke of Orleans, carrying the Order of Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor, after a model by Régnier presented at the Salon of 1817, resting on a pedestal in beautiful blue porcelain.

Good condition.

Sèvres Royal Factory, circa 1831.

Mark of great fire: 11 a (oû) t (18) 30.

Decoration mark dated 1831, mark of the gilder Mme Micaud.

Brand in the dough: Régnier 1817 / Mas / F-32-n ° 3.

Directed by Jean-Etienne Mascret father (called Mas, active 1811-1848), after a model by J.M. Ferdinand Régnier.

H. 30 cm.


This is one of the 7 busts hastily delivered to the Mobilier de la Couronne on January 23, 1832 (in fact 10 but only 7 had a blue pedestal), following the enthronement of Louis-Philippe on the throne of France.

Related works

Two of the ten other busts issued to the Crown are known, one with a blue pedestal is kept at the Musée national du château de Fontainebleau (inv. F1132C, originally issued at Saint-Cloud), the second with a simple white biscuit pedestal is kept at the Château de Chantilly (inv. OA2358).