Important Empire Sèvres porcelain tray painted by Van Os
Important Empire Sèvres porcelain tray painted by Van Os
From a lost déjeuner presented by the Empress to the Duchess of Bellune
Object N° 778

2nd size oval lunch tray in hard porcelain, with green and gold decor on the edge of a large frieze of foliage or feathers, the entire bottom of the tray is decorated with an exceptional still life painting with flowers on marble table painted by Van Os.

Very good state.

Imperial manufacture of Sèvres, 1811.

Mark with red stamp dated 1811, the scene signed lower right G.J.J. Van Os.

L. 37 cm.


Déjeuner tray "fond en doublure d'or, ornements en vert, fleurs par Van Os", offered for the New Years Gifts 1812 by Empress Marie-Louise, wife of Napoleon I, to her lady of the Palace the Duchess of Bellune, on December 31, 1811 at the Tuileries Palace (Arch. Sèvres, Vbb4 f ° 6).

Solitaire déjeuner consisting of 7 pieces (a tray, a jasmine cup and saucer, a jar of sugar in the throat, an Etruscan milk jug with spout, a Pestum milk jug 2nd size and a box), for a total cost of 2075 francs , the tray alone cost the sum of 900 francs (Vu1 f ° 122). It is described in the works of Van Os for the year 1811: "1 oval 2nd gr. Lunch tray for a table of flowers in the entire background" at a cost price of 600 francs (Vj'18).


Georgius Jacobus Johannes van Os (20 November 1782, The Hague - 11 July 1861, Paris), painter of landscapes and flowers, worked occasionally for the Manufacture de Sèvres under the Empire and then exclusively from 1822.