A Dish from the Service presented by Louis XV to the King of Denmark, 1756-57
This is a plat de hors d’oeuvre à godrons with a green ground and finely painted flowers and fruit with the factory mark of interlaced L’s enclosing the date letter D for 1756-57.
There were 12 hors d’oeuvre dishes of varying shapes, each costing 120 livres, in the service bought by the minister of Foreign Affairs, the Abbé de Bernis, from the Parisian dealer Lazare Duvaux in 1757-58 on behalf of Louis XV and presented to Frederik V, King of Denmark. This was partly in response to the King of Denmark having presented Louis XV with some fine stallions.
This is the only example known of this shape. The largest single group of this service is now in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg.