TWO VINCENNES OR EARLY SÈVRES GREEN-GROUND PLATES FROM THE FREDERIK V SERVICE, CIRCA 1755
assiettes "a palmes", each painted with a bouquets of flowers, the green borders each reserved with three vignettes of bords among foliage within gilt over cartouches issuing flowers
25.5cm., 10in. wide
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Some general light rubbing, overall in good order.
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These plates are from a service, delivered in tranches through the marchand mercier Lazare Duvaux, see Courajod, L., Livre-journal de Lazare Duvaux, marchand-bijoutier ordinaire du roy, 1748-1758 Précédé d'une étude sur le gout et sur le commerce des objets d'art au milieu du 18e siècle.These, Paris, 1873, nos. 3068, 3284. As a diplomatic gift it was delivered to François-Joachim de Pierre, abbé-comte de Bernis, Minister of Foreign Affairs and later cardinal de Bernis and French ambassador to Rome, the service arrived in Copenhagen 25 April 1758 where it was received on behalf of his majesty the king by M. le comte de Wedelfryes, Danish Envoy-Extraordinaire.
For an extensive discussion of the service see Peters, D., Sèvres Plates and Services of the 18th Century, Little Berkhamstead, 2005, vol. II, cat. no. 57-2, pp. 295-298; also Duillemé Brulon, D., "Les services de porcelaine de Sèvres présents des rois Louis XV et Louis XVI aux souverains étrangers", Versailles et les tables royales en Europe, SXVIIème-XIXème siècles, exhibition catalogue, 1993, pp. 184-187; and Birioukova, N. & Kazekevitch, N., La porcelaine de Sèvres du XVIII siècle - Catalogue de la collection, Hermitage Museum, 2005, pp. 17 and 115-129 - cat. nos. 41-128.