Add a stunning gleam to your next gathering.
White porcelain with light blue and 18-karat yellow gold palm frond border.
Dinner plate, 10 1/2″ diameter.
Salad plate, 8 1/2″ diameter.
Bread and butter plate, 6 1/2″ diameter.
Tea cup, holds 5 ounces.
Tea saucer, 6 3/4″ diameter.
Made in France.
The dinnerware service was created by the Manufacture de Sevres in 1832 for Louis-Philippe for use in the Tuileries Palace. This pattern was created using an Empire shape in order to replicate this historical period. Certain pieces follow the purist, most classical forms: the gravy boat evokes an antique oil lamp, and the creamer is inspired by a French ceramic pot from the 18th Century. Elysee shows a frieze of palm leaves in a burnished gold, on an agate blue background. Its outspread leaves give off a ray-like solar effect, typical of spectacular motifs. It was this sign of modernity that inspired Chateaubriand to write towards the end of his career: