ANCIENNE MANUFACTURE ROYALE

Ancienne Manufacture Royale – Roseraie

Anciene Manufacture Royale – Roseraie The “Age of the Enlightenment” was extremely fond of flowers, as demonstrated by this design produced in the last decade of that period by the Clignancourt Manufactory. Flowers have consistently been the motif of choice of painters and have decorated the crowning jewels of tableware design. The style enjoyed renewed […]

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Ancienne Manufacture Royale – Marie-Antoinette

Anciene Manufacture Royale – Marie-Antoinette Queen Marie-Antoinette’s service was delivered to the Versailles palace on the 2nd of January in 1782 by the Royal Sèvres Manufactory. Its gracious “Comte d’Artois” shape, enhanced by its “pearl and cornflower” decoration, is enchanting in its delicate simplicity, its decoration placement seemingly improvised. The cornflower, a simple wild flower,

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Ancienne Manufacture Royale – Louis XV

Anciene Manufacture Royale – Louis XV This service was delivered to Louis XV in 1757, by the Royal Sèvres Manufactory. The King intended it for Fontainebleau, the royal residence of which he was extremely fond. These magnificent pieces were the King’s everyday table settings, as demonstrated by the manufactory’s records. The delicacy of its scalloped

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Ancienne Manufacture Royale – Jardin du Roy / Oiseaux de buffon

Anciene Manufacture Royale – Jardin du Roy/Oideaux de buffon Created in 1793 by the Sèvres Manufactory, the Jardin du Roi service was inspired by the illustrations found in « L’Histoire naturelle des oiseaux » (The Natural History of Birds) by Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1707 – 1788), a naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist, and French

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