A Royal Sèvres Oval Dish made for Louis XV, 1773

This soft-paste Sèvres soft-paste porcelain oval dish (compotier ovale) bears the date letter U for 1773, the painter’s mark 6 for Bertrand (active 1757-75) and the gilder’s mark VD for Jean-Baptiste-Emmanuel Vandé (active 1753-79).  The monochrome pink decoration with partly-gilded interlaced L’s in the centre make it clearly to be an addition to the dinner service first-made for King Louis XV in 1757.  The service remained in royal use at the Château of Fontainebleau and supplements to the original service cover the years 1763 to 1787.

A large group of this service is today in the collections of the Château of Fontainebleau, mainly purchased in 1987.

Height 4.5cm
Width 27.5cm
Depth 19.5cm


£ 12,000


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