Antique French Paris Porcelain Demitasse Service Set by Deroche

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Antique French Paris Porcelain Demitasse Service Set by Deroche, comprising of a coffee pot and cover, hot water pot and cover, sucrier (sugar bowl) and cover, and nine cup and saucer sets, all painted in deep, navy blue, with extensive gilding, some of which is etched, each painted to the center roundels with finely-painted rural landscapes, the larger articles with two landscapes to either side. 

Most articles signed in red "Deroche." 

The coffee pot 11" H.

Deroche, Pierre and his son, Jean Pierre, active at  Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 16. Active in the post-revolutionary period, c. 1790 - 1830, and then by merger. 

Two saucers broken in half and reglued, now visible. Some wear to gilding and minor gilding wear. The wear is to rims. 

This fine cabaret or demitasse service represents the height of Deroche's decorative abilities: each of the articles is hand-painted with tremendous attention to detail, with a finely-painted rural scene in polychrome enamels.