A Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Shell-Shaped Dish, circa 1761
A French 18th Century Sèvres Shell-Shaped Dish (compotier coquille) with bleu lapis caillouté ground and flowers in the reserve, circa 1761.
Louis XV had a service of this pattern at Versailles and he also gave another to King Christian VII of Denmark. This dish comes from one of the other two services of this design supplied in 1761 to the Comte du Châtelet and to a dealer in Paris called Monsieur Bonnet. Other pieces of both their services are nowadays in the British Royal Collection.