1780s Nyon Plate with Louis XVI Decoration, tiny chip, (Nr3)

$350.00 tiny chip on rim.


This plate has a barely visible tiny rim chip, but easily restored, especially since all the chip would be under the gilded edge. The plate is 24.5 cm in diameter. The formal gilded decoration consists of a foliate and scroll border, oval laurel leaf frames to reserves, and swags of "pearls". The floral sprays in the reserves and forming the alternating swags are finely painted and bright. The scattering of a spray of roses and a couple of sprigs of cornflowers contrasts with the rigid classicism of the rest of the decoration. Marie Antoinette patronised Nyon, and we see here sprigs of blue cornflowers, Chantilly sprigs, her favourite pattern in porcelain and textiles.

The factory functioned from 1781 till 1813. As the British Museum pithily observes: "Porcelain factory founded by Jacques Dortu and Ferdinand Müller, principally manufacturing domestic wares. Some notable customers included the Queen of Naples, the Queen of Spain and Marie Antoinette."

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