From Salt Cellars to Sweetmeat Baskets: Dining with Sèvres porcelain in the eighteenth century
Dame Rosalind Savill
Louis XV commissioned his first dinner service from Vincennes/Sèvres in 1751 and most of these ingenious rococo shapes remained in use until the French Revolution. Intended for the savoury and dessert services, and often responding to new dining fashions in France, more than forty forms were invented. The functions of individual pieces at the dining table will be explored, together with models intended for the more intimate spaces of the bedroom and boudoir.
Haughton International Ceramics Seminar 2017 at Christie's