A SÈVRES PLATE, 1769
assiette à palmes, painted with scattered pink roses below a bleu Fallot-ground border gilt with an oeil-de-perdrix pattern and reserved flower sprigs, blue interlaced L's, painter's mark for Jean-Jacques Pierre le jeune (active as a painter 1763-1800)
25cm., 9⅞in. wide
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Small footrim chip and very minor wear to gilding. Slight surface scratches.
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'Bleu Fallot' was first produced on a dinner service made as a diplomatic gift from Louis XV to the Austrian ambassador, Prince Starhemberg. A similar part service 'a palmes', also made in 1769, is in the collection of the Dukes of Bedford, Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire. Another slightly later service is in the Hillwood Museum, Washington.