Three porcelain ice cream plates with multi-lobed borders for Bals service for Louis-Philippe I. Gilt decoration in center of crowned LP lettering surrounded by one laurel leaf branch and one oak branch
Marked in red underneath for Fontainebleau Chateau.
Marked in blue underneath for Sèvres 1835, 1839, 1845.
Marks M for gilder Jean-Louis-Moyez. Incised marks for moulder
Diameters: 14,5 cm (5-3/4 in.)
We are including one circular porcelain dish with gilt decoration of King Louis-Philippe’s lettering.
Diameter: 15,5 cm (6 in.)
In 1830, the Duke of Orleans becomes King of the French after the Three Glorious Revolution that led Charles X to abdicate. The King had nine children and moved with his family in the former royal and imperial residences such as Trianon, Tuileries, Saint-Cloud, or Fontainebleau and its private residences including Neuilly, Eu, Dreux, or Bizy .
Louis-Philippe removed the large service and established four types of Sèvres porcelain pattern in which wealth determines the recipient: Offices, Officers, Bals and Princes. Pieces from these services adapted the serving objects from Sèvres during the early 19th century.
The Bals service distinguishes from the other sets with one gilt threading on circumference and large lettering for the king like the Princes service. Certain pieces from the Bals service are in the collections of Museum of Pau, France.
-Barbe, G., Le service du Roi Louis-Philippe au Château de Fontainebleau, Atelier Graphique de Saint-Jean, Albi, 1989.