Sèvres: Porcelain as Animal Paintings

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"Animal Scenes" is one of the major Sèvres services that made the factory famous in the first half of the 19th century. A royal gift. Manufacture Royale de Sèvres, c. 1842, plate from the "Animal Scenes" dessert service in hard porcelain, painted by Jean-Charles Develly and gilded by Vaubertrand and Moyez, from a set of 75 flat plates, two drum-mounted plates and 21 ornamental pieces.Estimate: €300,000/500,000 With monkeys, lions, crocodiles, porcupines, turtles, kangaroos, polar bears, ostriches and more, a whole menagerie populates the centers of the plates in this Sèvres service dating from the July monarchy (1838-1848), aptly named "Animal Scenes". The 75 pieces tour

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