Price: $300, including worldwide registered / trackable shipping
An oval and domed porcelain plaque with enamelled flowers in a gilt and Bleu Céleste framework. The ”heavenly blue” colour was a speciality for Sevres in the 18th century and revived in the 19th during the reign of Napoléon III. The gilt flower wreath is tooled, to show the texture of the little flower petals, and the large flower motif is excellently painted. The plaque was made in the late 19th century and probably intended for an ormolu wall sconce. Height "7/ 18.4 cm, width "4 ½ / 11.4 cm. Condition: a scratch mark to the back, made in the wet clay (see photo 4), otherwise fine.