Luxury Design, Past & Present
Sevres Crested Porcelain Soup Plate,
Louis Philippe I,
Château de Compiègne,
This is one of four services made for King Louis-Philippe I.
Gilt decoration in center of crowned LP lettering surrounded by one laurel leaf branch and one oak branch
Marked in red underneath for Château de Compiègne,
Marked in blue underneath for Sèvres 1845
Marks M for gilder Jean-Louis-Moyez. Incised marks for moulder
Incised JC 10 44
Dimensions: 9 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches high.
In 1830, the Duke of Orleans becomes King of the French after the Three Glorious Revolution that led Charles X to abdicate. The King had nine children and moved with his family in the former royal and imperial residences such as Trianon, Tuileries, Saint-Cloud, or Fontainebleau and its private residences including Neuilly, Eu, Dreux, or Bizy .
Louis-Philippe removed the large service and established four types of Sèvres porcelain pattern in which wealth determines the recipient: Offices, Officers, Bals and Princes. Pieces from these services adapted the serving objects from Sèvres during the early 19th century.
The pieces are in white porcelain and are distinguished by the simple initials of the King "LP" crowned in red for homes in Paris or near Paris and in blue for the others.