SERVICE OF THE SMALL VIEWS OF FRANCE. Royal... - Lot 143 - Coutau-Bégarie

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SERVICE OF THE SMALL VIEWS OF FRANCE. Royal... - Lot 143 - Coutau-Bégarie
SERVICE OF THE SMALL VIEWS OF FRANCE. Royal and Imperial Manufacture, Sèvres, 1858. Set of 24 plates in hard porcelain, with central decoration of a hand-painted polychrome medallion, representing on each plate a different view of France, surrounded by a gold France, surrounded by a gold frieze. The main border "wing" is decorated with a large gold frieze with small rosettes topped by palmettes on an agate blue background. Each plate bears the identification in gold letters of the place represented: In Entraigues (Vaucluse); Sisteron (Basses-Alpes); The castle of Coucy (Aisne); The castle of Pierrefonds (Oise); Mende (Lozère); The ruins of the bridge of Mayres (Ardèche); Orleans (Loiret); In Beaumontel (Eure) ; The castle of Arlempde (Haute-Loire); The castle of Beaugency (Loiret); The valley of the Ouche, near Dijon; At the Barbe island, near Lyon; The bridge of the archbishopric in Paris; The clos Vougeot (Côte-d'Or); The ruins of St-Jean-de-Latran in Paris; Remains of the Castle of La Ferté-Milon (Aisne); Alizay, and the coast of the two lovers (Eure); Remains of the Fortifications in Périgueux; The Gerbier de Jonc (Ardèche); The fountain of the castle of Ancy-le-Franc (Yonne) The tower of the Clock in Draguignan (Var); The castle of Chavagneux (Ain) Goudet (Haute-Loire); A part of the bridge of Neuilly (Seine). Very slight wear from time, but very good general condition. Green mark : SV, LP under royal crown (18)45, (18)46. Gold mark : Sèvres, LP under royal crown, 1848. Red mark : decorated in Sèvres, N under imperial crown (18)58. Mark in hollow : R (Ferdinand Régnier), D. Diam : 24 cm. Service of the small views of France of king Louis-Philippe gift of the emperor Napoleon III to Frederic Le Play The first "Petites Vues de France" service was delivered by the Manufacture de Sèvres in September 1825 as a present from King Charles X to the Duke of Polignac (1780-1847), then French Ambassador to London. Then in 1832, King Louis-Philippe commissioned it for the Tuileries Palace, then the official residence of the sovereign. Each year it was regularly reassorted. This service was then destined for the Elysee Palace and presented at official dinners. Several of these plates have remained at the Élysée Palace and are sometimes used by the President of the Republic. According to several sources, the service we present was offered in 1858-1859 by Emperor Napoleon III to Frédéric Le Play (1806-1882), who was a senator and State Councillor and actively participated in the organization of the Universal Exhibitions of 1855 and 1867 which took place in Paris. Several other versions of this service exist, without resembling it, but with a variation in the border, in particular for the one intended for the French Embassy in Berlin delivered in March 1865. Berlin delivered in March 1865. This service, intended to serve as propaganda on the royal table, was to allow guests to admire the landscapes and monuments of the most beautiful places in France from all regions. The decorations were painted by Michel Langlois (active from 1847-1872), Nicolas-Antoine Le Bel (active from 1804 to 1845) and Jean- Charles Develly (1783-1862), after plates of engravings extracted from picturesque memories.
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