A Sèvres Shell-Shaped Dish, 1787

This dish matches a group of nine from this service in the British Royal Collection which were bought by the future King George IV in 1790 when he was the Prince of Wales.  It comes from a service described at the Sèvres factory as ‘service jonquille‘ made during 1788-89 of which most have now left the Royal Collection.  The dishes such as this compotier coquille were sold for 36 livres each and we can see in the factory archives that the painter Hirel de Choisy earned 7 livres per piece for his work painting four objects from this service.

Factory mark with the date letters kk for 1787.  Painter’s mark for C.-J, Hirel de Choisy; gilder’s mark GI for E.-G. Girard.

Width 22.5cm
Depth 22cm


£ 5,450


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