Sèvres porcelain royal plate
Sèvres porcelain royal plate
From the service of King Louis-Philippe at the Château de Bizy
Object N° 704

Decorated with gilt scrolls and "Persian" patterns on a white ground with lobes in a turquoise ground.

Very good condition.

Sèvres royal factory, 1843-1844.

Marks with red and blue stamps on the back.

D. 24.5 cm.


Delivered on the same date as Randan, Bizy is apparently the purest service of the royal table, but the refinement of its Persian decoration close to the Moorish style (which the service of the same name had initiated as early as 1836), and its deep turquoise background make it as innovative as the others of the royal table. This decoration will be taken up again with the addition of bouquets of flowers and birds on a service bought by Princess Clementine of Orleans, the last daughter of Louis Philippe, on 29 April 1844, one year after her marriage to Prince Augustus of Saxe-Coburg. Wanted as early as 1842 by verbal order of Louis-Philippe, it seems to have been delivered between 1846 and 1847 and was paid for out of his personal funds.

A former possession of the Duke of Penthièvre inherited from his mother in 1821, the King carried out numerous works in parallel to Bizy and stayed there regularly, notably following the construction of a railway line in 1843.