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.
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1781, Original is housed in the National Adrien Dubouché Museum in Limoges, France.
Here we witness the celebration of the birth of the prince of France (often symbolized by a dolphin), first-born son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette; he died at the age of eight. The Sèvres workshops used the wealth of its resources to execute a design worthy of the prince. The original belonged to Maréchal de Saxe, and then to George Sand, the famous writer.