The Wallace Collection

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Plateau 'du roi' of the second size, gobelet 'Hébert' et soucoupe of the second size and pot à sucre
  • Tea Service
  • Plateau 'du roi' of the second size, gobelet 'Hébert' et soucoupe of the second size and pot à sucre
  • Manufacture de Sèvres
  • François-Joseph Aloncle (1734 - 1781), Painter
  • Sèvres, France
  • 1762
  • Soft-paste porcelain and enamel, painted and gilded
  • Tray, C387, Size: 24.6 x 17.4 cm
    Cup, C388, Height: 6 cm
    Saucer, C388, Diameter: 13.4 cm
    Sugar bowl and cover, C389, Height: 9 cm
  • Factory mark: Interlaced Ls enclosing 'I' the date letter for 1762 Painted
    Painter's mark: 'N' for François-Joseph Aloncle
    Incised mark: '60'
    Incised mark: '3' or a reversed 3
    Incised mark: 'gp'
    Incised mark: 'I'
  • C387-9
  • Back State Room
Commentary
History
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Further Reading
  • A ‘déjeuner’ was a small tea set intended for breakfast and delivered with a matching tray.
    This set pairs a ‘gobelet Hébert et soucoupe’ and a ‘pot à sucre Hébert’, both with typically pear-shaped outlines (for other ‘Hébert’ wares, see Museum Nrs. C254, C255, C455), with a small tray. This 'plateau du roi’, was named after Louis XV and probably based on one of the designs from the large dinner service the manufactory made for the king during the early 1750s.
    The characteristic 'rose marbré' ground was achieved by partially scraping away the blue coating, applied over an already fired rose ground and thereby creating a marbled effect. The carmine ‘caillouté’ (‘pebble-stone’) pattern and 'sablé' (sand-like) gilding were added as a last step.
    The colourful birds are by François-Joseph Aloncle, who was one of the factory's principal bird painters.