“Sèvres was a popular factory for the commission and production of royal and diplomatic gifts, as well as for direct purchases by royal families and the aristocracy. Marie Antoinette was an early supporter, ordering vase garnitures, teawares and dinner-services. In 1782 Louis-Philippe de Bourbon, duc de Chartes, ordered an elaborate bleu celeste service for the common law wife of his friend, Nathaniel Parker Forth, British Special Envoy to France. Napoleon ordered the service ‘Marly Rouge’, which was delivered to Château de Fontainebleau in October 1809.” — Christie’s

The Story of Sèvres | Full Documentary


Sèvres is nothing short of a milestone in the history of European porcelain production. The manufactory, built on the initiative of Louis XV’s mistress Madame de Pompadour, has found a harmony between the craftsmanship in the 18th century and the modern elegance. Watch the documentary of A World of Excellence for a close look at Sèvres porcelain’s developed forms and unique decoration. – Hantang Culture