Blog Posts tagged with Louis Philippe

These massive Sèvres Palace urns stand over five feet tall and are extremely rare due to their size and expense to produce

The Royal Roots of Sèvres Porcelain

Posted: October 12, 2011 16:09 Last Updated: | Bill Rau

When King Louis XV took an interest in porcelain and became a primary shareholder of what would become the Sèvres factory in 1752, he intended to catapult the international status of French porcelain to the finest in the world. It's believed that his motivation came from his famed mistress, Madame de Pompadour, who possessed a penchant for the factory's creations. Regardless of the reason, it is the royal roots of Sèvres that provided the foundation for some of the most coveted porcelain ever made. After the King purchased the factory in 1759, he had the operations moved from Chateau de...


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