All the patterns take their inspiration from decorative styles, particularly historical French, that are rich in colors gold and silver. The collections are comprised of a large number of serving pieces for the variety of uses associated with sumptuous dining in the grand French tradition. Some of them can be realized with the incrustation process to emphasize the combination of decor and medium. The incrustation process is a traditional technique to engrave a motif into porcelain and then to incrust it into precious metal.
Inspired by the motifs of a wood-paneled ceiling at Fontainebleau, a chateau belonging to the French crown, Aux Rois or dinnerware is representative of the King Louis-Philippe style (1830-1848). The entire history of French art and architecture may be found in this magnificent dinner service.
This bold and stunning design was inspired by Venice's magnificent brocade textiles patterns. The decoration features a wide gold band of pattern, creating a design statement upon the five piece place setting and also an array of service pieces.
Eventail delicately portrays an abundantly rich, ancient fan pattern that creates the illusion of relief on embroidered silk or unfurled wallpaper. The effect of this astonishing trompe-l'oeil is heightened by the use of gold tone on a background alternating violet and purple hues.
The Héloïse model exemplifies a type of French dinner service bearing accurate botanical representations that was produced in the 19th century by major porcelain houses. For this model, Bernardaud chose to set delicate, natural-looking daisies in subtle hues on a field of satiny gold, for a floral look that is at once vibrant and timeless.