Extraordinary Set Paris Porcelain Cobalt Blue Dessert Plates

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Extraordinary Set Paris Porcelain Cobalt Blue Dessert Plates, hand-painted with flowers and fruit, Feuillet, and Boyer, circa 1825-1830. Each of the lightly-scallop-molded plates with cobalt-blue ground rim, with extensive raised paste gold to either side of cartouches. The center of each plate with an extraordinary botanical or fruit specimen, ranging from cabbage roses, to sunflower, to avocado, to to nuts. 

Plates signed variously, Feuillet, Boyer, DT (the transit point for one year between the two factories). 

Not dated, circa 1825-1830. 

Minor gilding wear.

According to Regine de Plinval de Guillebon, Paris Porcelain, 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 remarkable plates of the time. The combination of raised-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 Regime. According to de Plinval de Guillebon, "Feuillet was one of the best decorators in the Restauration period.” After the denouement of Feuillet, the factory and its unfinsihed products were taken over by the Boyer family, decorators. 

It is possible that the rims were finished in part by Feuillet, and the centers finished by Boyer.