A superb and extra large French coffee service in white porcelain with hand painted decoration in gold enamel. Falling into the "Old Paris" realm, the only marks I find on any pieces are shown in photos: 2 cobalt blue dots, underglaze, on bottom of 2 of the 4 pieces. I bought this set many years ago in Paris and it's been in my large china hutch ever since. Time to downsize collections and time for this fabulous old set to be enjoyed by its next owner. I've taken extremely good care of it while it's been with me. Full measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition throughout. Dating early 1800s, the forms are very French Empire, Napoleonic. An interesting set owing to size, and also the matching bowl. I've used it just twice, coffee for houseguests and small breakfast muffins served in the bowl. There are no chips, no hairlines, no cracks, and really hardly even a rub to the delicate hand painted gold enamel. Photos can show it to you, but don't quite convey the size, so let me mention that final photo puts the set with some 10.25" Belle Epoch French Limoges dinner plates, and a 16.5" French Haviland Limoges Platter.
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