French Porcelain for English Palaces

French Porcelain for English Palaces

by Joanna Gwilt




The Royal Collection contains the finest assemblage of eighteenth-century Sèvres porcelain in the world. Largely formed by George IV between 1783 and 1830, the King's French porcelain epitomised his taste for the rare, the exotic and the extravagant; and is as rich in ornamental and flower vases as it is in tablewares.

Designed to appeal both as an introduction to Sèvres porcelain in the Royal Collection and as useful reference for the enthusiast, this book presents a selection of outstanding and unusual pieces. An introduction and a glossary of terms accompany the richly illustrated entries, with detailed photographs of painted scenes, patterns of gilding and information on provenance, artists, measurements and distinguishing marks.

Joanna Gwilt is Assistant Curator of Works of Art at the Royal Collection. Formerly of the Wallace Collection she specialises in French eighteenth-century decorative arts, in particular Sèvres porcelain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781905686148
Publisher: Royal Collection Trust
Publication date: 03/15/2010
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joanna Gwilt is an assistant curator at The Royal Collection.

Table of Contents


Cups and Saucers
Déjeuners, Broth Basins, Jug and Basin

Recommended Reading
Index of Sèvres Painters and Gilders
General Index

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