Water jug, Sèvres porcelain, Service des Princes, Saint-Cloud Chateau, 1845.
White porcelain with central decoration of grand initials of French King Louis-Philippe, gilt under a crown, framed by ribbon-tied laurel leaf and oak leaf garlands with vine grape leaf border between.
Marked: château de St Cloud (in red), Sèvres 1845 (two times, in blue and green).
Mould incise marks.
Height: 14 cm (5-1/2 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 9 children and he 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.
“Service des princes” was the pattern used daily by the king and his family for their meals in the various royal castles and the private domain. It is characterized by a decoration consisting of a gilt threading, with a frieze of ivy leaves and the King’s grand initials "LP" within a closed ring, surrounded by a ribbon-tied garland of oak and laurel branches. Many pieces from the Trianon’s “Service des Princes” are housed at the Head of State’s private dining room at the Grand Trianon. In some palaces during large receptions, a service called “de la table du Roi” (the King's table) (ceremonial service) was also used.
-Barbe, G., Le service du Roi Louis-Philippe au Château de Fontainebleau, Atelier Graphique de Saint-Jean, Albi, 1989.
One crack on the body.