A Royal Sèvres Plate made for Louis XV in 1770

This soft-paste Sèvres soft-paste porcelain plate (assiette à palmes) bears the date letter R for 1770 and the painter’s mark L for Denis Levé (active 1754-93, 1795-1805).  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.  It appears that 60 plates of this pattern were delivered to Louis XV in September 1770.  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.  That group includes 67 plates of which 13 are dated for 1770 like this example.

Diameter 24.5 cm


£ 12,000


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