Description: Circa 1825; FEUILLET (Paris) PORCELAIN (1817-1834)
Set of twelve dessert plates with gilt rims; green shoulders with paste and rouletted gold leaves around reserves containing floral bouquets and sprigs, the shoulders with a band of undulating gold above a thin gilt line, centering elaborate and precisely painted floral bouquets to the plate faces.
Location of Origin: England
Dimensions: 9 7/8 inches diameter
Primary Classification: Decorative Arts and Furniture : Ceramics and Glass : Porcelain
Expertise: FEUILLET (Paris) PORCELAIN (1817-1834): The Feuillet studio was at 18, Rue de la Paix, advantageously located for the wealthy denizens of the area to come visit and make purchases. The Prince of Conde gave Feuillet his protection, thus assuring a constant flow of high-end clients. Feuillet’s design atelier reached its apex in the mid 1820s, lavishly decorating some of the most amazing plates for the time. The combination of rich paste gilding, saturated border colors and meticulous fruit or floral still life paintings made the factory’s output one of the favorite choices, other than Sèvres, for purchase by the new French régime. According to Regine de Plinval de Guillebon, “Feuillet was one of the best decorators in the Restauration period,” (Paris Porcelain, page 244).
See the French version of the same book, illustrations #346 and 347 for painting of the same quality as these plates.