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Each piece is painted in the centre with an elaborate iron red scroll edged cartouche intertwined with flowers, enclosing a gilt crescent moon and a star on a graduated brown ground. The crimson ground rim is reserved with flower heads, heightened with gilding and gilt floral cartouches painted with a colourful band of flowers, against a graduated brown ground.
The tureens have gilt rims and intertwined white and gilt branch handles and feet.
The service comprises:
Fifty Seven Dinner Plates
Fifteen Soup Plates
Four Large Oval Dishes
One Large Oval Fish Dish
Two Meat Plates
Two Vegetable Dishes
One Sauce Boat
One Large Round Serving Dish
One Medium Serving Dish
One Large Oval Tureen and Cover
One Small Oval Tureen and Cover
The fish-plate: 68 cm / 27 inches wide
The Dinner Plates: 24 cm / 9.5 inches in diameter
Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1861 to 1876, Abdul Aziz established good diplomatic links with France and England and was the first Ottoman Sultan to visit Western Europe. Empress Eugénie was to visit Constantinople in 1869 on her voyage to Egypt for the inauguration ceremonies for the Suez canal.