Fine pair of 19th century French Sevres boat-shaped porcelain dishes with original ormolu mounts. The serving dishes beautifully decorated with a frieze of vibrant green undulating foliate garlands interspersed with mosaic style classical romanesque cartouches and birds. The inside decorated with gilt scrollwork embellishments with a six point start to the centre. The porcelain raised on four scrolling legs draped with garlands of fruiting vine. The porcelain bearing the Louis Philippe interlaced L’s Sevres mark, the Chateau de Fontainebleau mark, incised marks for the original serves blank manufacturing along with initials and finally the painted initials WB. The pieces dated to 1839/1840. The ormolu mounts stamped to the base CHER.
Notes | Château de Fontainebleau (also known as the Palace of Fontainebleau) is located southeast of Paris and is one of the largest French royal châteaux. The medieval castle served as a residence for the French monarchs from Louis VII to Napoleon III. Francis I and Napoleon were the monarchs who had the most influence on the palace as it stands today. In 1927 it became a national museum in and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 for its unique architecture and historical importance.
Measurements | 14cm High x 27cm Wide x 13cm Deep ( 5.5 x 10.6 x 5.1 Inches )
Condition | Very good, no damage to the porcelain and no restoration. Minor wear and Verdigris to the ormolu.