This set of 12 plates was produced in France in the mid 19th century. They are marked with
the underglaze Sevres markings but were probably made by a Paris decorator. Each plate is artist signed. They are 9 3/8 inches in diameter. They are made of soft paste porcelain. The set is elaborately hand painted. The center of each place has a different Watteau scene. The style of painting is romantic, soft and dreamy. The borders have etched cartouches and gilding. Delicate and colorful flowers fill the reserves. Garlands of tiny roses drape around the borders. Nearly the whole surface of each plate is covered with decoration. These plates show expert artistry and extraordinary beauty.
Condition: There are minor surface scratches.