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Historic Dinnerware


Sit at the table in the manner of kings and princes with our historic dinnerware – identical replicas of original pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries. The diversity of table settings presented throughout this catalog illustrates a history of fashions, influences, and styles over more than a century. Each piece, each service, each historic cup is an invitation to rediscover, through porcelain, a few chapters of two great histories: art and the table.

Founded in 1737 under Louis XV, then put under the protection of the Comte d’Artois, Louis XVI’s brother in 1774 and sold during the Revolution, the Ancienne Manufacture Royale de Limoges is part of the history of France. It belongs to the Bernardaud group since 1986 and produces all its historical models in its Limoges workshops according to the strictest quality standards.

Botanique

On May 5, 1829 a man calling himself Mr. Schaumbourg ordered from the Royal Sèvres Manufactory a porcelain set ornate with floral wreaths. Guillaume II of Hesse, the German prince secretly bought himself a service for 60 persons. The original set was the largest set ever made by the Royal Manufactory.
Sèvres was world-renowned for the talent of its painters as well as the craftsmanship behind ...

Dinner plate nasturium 26 cm

The dinner plate is used to present your main course. It is often placed on the charger.

248.00 €

Louis XV

This service was delivered to Louis XV in 1757, by the Royal Sèvres Manufactory. The King intended it for Fontainebleau, the royal residence of which he was extremely fond. These magnificent pieces were the King’s everyday table settings, as demonstrated by the manufactory’s records.
The delicacy of its scalloped shape is decorated by a fine gold band and a garland of roses in a unique color ...

Dinner plate 26 cm

The dinner plate is used to present your main course. It is often placed on the charger.

90.00 €

Roseraie

The “Age of the Enlightenment” was extremely fond of flowers, as demonstrated by this design produced in the last decade of that period by the Clignancourt Manufactory.
Flowers have consistently been the motif of choice of painters and have decorated the crowning jewels of tableware design. The style enjoyed renewed favor: foliage became less formal, bouquets looser, twigs and cut flowers ...

Dinner plate 26 cm

The dinner plate is used to present your main course. It is often placed on the charger.

112.00 €

A la Reine

The first prestigious service produced by the Royal Manufactory after it acquired its royal status, the A La Reine service was issued in 1784 and the original pieces can be found today in the collections of the world’s greatest museums. The curves of its “Comte d’Artois” shape are characteristic of the elegant lines given to precious objects at the time.
Its floral decoration is characteristic ...

Dinner plate 26 cm

The dinner plate is used to present your main course. It is often placed on the charger.

112.00 €

Le Gobelet du Roy

"Gobelet" refers to the officers in the king's household responsible for the bread, wine and fruit to be served to his Majesty.

The Gobelet du Roy service was ordered by Louis XVI in 1783 from the Manufacture de Sèvres to serve his officers at Versailles. It is decorated with friezes of myrtle leaves and wild cornflowers entwined with a crimson ribbon. In the center of each plate, a wreath of ...

Dinner plate 26 cm

Please note that we will not be able to ship this exceptional piece within 15 days, please contact our Customer Service for more ...

115.00 €

Elysee

The Elysée service was produced by the Sèvres Manufactory in 1832, for the personal use of King Louis-Philippe at the Tuileries Palace. From the very start of his reign, Louis-Philippe preferred to entirely replace the table settings of the royal residences rather than make use of pieces inherited from his predecessors.

In response to such sizeable orders, the Sèvres Manufactory came up with a ...

Dinner plate 26 cm

The dinner plate is used to present your main course. It is often placed on the charger.

177.00 €

Marie-Antoinette

Queen Marie-Antoinette’s service was delivered to the Versailles palace on the 2nd of January in 1782 by the Royal Sèvres Manufactory. Its gracious “Comte d’Artois” shape, enhanced by its “pearl and cornflower” decoration, is enchanting in its delicate simplicity, its decoration placement seemingly improvised.
The cornflower, a simple wild flower, was a favorite of the queen. It was the color ...

Dinner plate 26 cm

The dinner plate is used to present your main course. It is often placed on the charger.

112.00 €

Jardin du Roi

Created in 1793 by the Sèvres Manufactory, the Jardin du Roi service was inspired by the illustrations found in « L’Histoire naturelle des oiseaux » (The Natural History of Birds) by Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1707 – 1788), a naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist, and French writer from the 18th century. As steward of the King’s private natural history collection, he devoted ...

Dinner plate martin pecheur 26 cm

The dinner plate is used to present your main course. It is often placed on the charger.

117.00 €

La Laiterie de Rambouillet

A hunting enthusiast, Louis XVI acquired the Rambouillet estate in 1783. To make the estate more attractive in the eyes of his wife, Marie-Antoinette, the King had a charming dairy farm constructed.
Designed by Jean-Jacques Lagrenée, artistic director of the Sèvres Manufactory, the porcelain service is composed of daring shapes, decoration and colors for the period… Produced by the Sèvres ...

Tripod breast bowl

1,320.00 €

Historic Cups

The Litron cup, also known as the "square cup", derives its name from the Latin word "libra", which expressed a unit of liquid measurement. Its precise size is not consistent, however, as four variations with different measurements exist. The shape of the saucer, which always accompanied the cup, is noteworthy for its raised sides and deep well.
The litron cup was first seen at the Vincennes ...

Litron cup & saucer

Please note that we will not be able to ship this exceptional decor within 15 days, please contact our Customer Service for more ...

220.00 €