Lot 264

Edme-Alexandre-Francisque ROUSSEAU Porcelain service part of thirty pieces including a covered coffee pot, a covered teapot, a covered sugar pot, a milk jug, a bowl, twelve cups and twelve saucers, a square cake dish, a cake plate, polychrome decoration of bouquets of flowers in cartouches with gold background on a platinum background decorated with arabesque lakes, the pourers inspired by Ottoman forms. Marked "F. R. Fournisseur du Roi", unalterable decoration. Paris, circa 1847-1848. Height of the largest pourer: 32 cm (the cake dish was damaged, splinter at a pourer lid, some wear and tear). Part of a cake service of thirty picèces in porcelain by Rousseau, a king's supplier ciraca 1847. Edme-Alexandre-Francisque ROUSSEAU runs a decoration and gilding workshop from 1837 to 1853, 49 boulevard Saint Martin and 54 rue Meslay in Paris. In February 1844, he registered a patent for an unalterable gilding process and became the King's supplier in 1847.