Set of 12 French ‘Vieux Paris’ Feuillet Porcelain Green-Ground Dessert Plates

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Description

French ‘Vieux Paris’ Feuillet porcelain green ground. dessert plates, set of twelve, with scallop-moulded borders. Each painted with a variant bouquet. Signed.

Circa 1817-1834.

9 7/8" D. (Many with very minor gilding wear, one has a minute scratch near bouquet.)

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.”