Pair Louis XVI period Duc de Angouleme factory Dishes, Marie Antoinette’s Cornflowers

$220.00 the Ducal Pair

"Old Paris" porcelain or Vieux Paris denotes about 30 porcelain manufactories within the walls (now the perfireique road) of Paris from about 1774 to the Grand Transformation of Paris under Napoleon III. Several of these small firms were under royal and aristocratic protection. Even Marie Antoinette had to have a hobby and her manufactory was Rue Thiroux. This pair of plates is from the enterprise of the Duc de Angouleme, nephew of Louis XVI, and King Louis XIX for about 20 minutes in 1830. He married the only child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI to survive the Revolution.) The dishes are painted with cornflowers, so beloved of Marie Antoinette, that the design is also called decor de la Reine. The plates bear the (somewhat smudged) red mark of the factory of the Duc de Angeuleme, dating them to 1781 to about 1793. For most of this time the factory was in the rue de Bondy, in Paris.

The plates are 24.4 cm in diameter and 3.5 cm tall. One has a rim chip and the other several small rim chips. 

A souvenir of the Ancien Regime.

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