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The importance of the Parisian porcelain industry stretches back to the time when under the reign of Louis XIV, all silverware in France was melted into coins, and as a result all dishes needed to be replaced by a different material.


This brought about an immediate demand for porcelain from China (the sole supplier of porcelain since Vasco De Gama brought the first porcelain objects back to Europe during the 15th century). This was a very expensive commodity, and as such the need to create local porcelain was paramount, and once it was made possible a thriving local industry built up. The area around the 'rue de Paradis' has been Paris's showcase of porcelain and crystal since the Restoration, when the Comte d'Artois, later to become Charles X, and his son, the Duc d'Angoulême and last Dauphin of France, were the first to set up porcelain workshops here, soon to be followed by others.


Amongst the famous artists who at some time worked in the Parisian porcelain industry was Pierre Auguste Renoir, who was apprenticed as a painter to a Paris porcelain-maker between 1854-1858.

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PARIS PORCELAIN
A Pair of Paris Porcelain Portrait Plates in the Sèvres Style
A Pair of Paris Porcelain Portrait Plates in the Sèvres Style.
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Adrian Alan
PARIS PORCELAIN
A Rare Paris Porcelain Coffee Service
An Extremely Rare and Fine Empire Period Paris Porcelain Coffee Service Painted with Harbour Scenes in its Original Fitted Mahogany Case. The se...
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Adrian Alan
PARIS PORCELAIN
A Very Fine Empire Porcelain Coffee Service
A Very Fine Empire Paris Porcelain Coffee Service with each piece painted with a continuous panel of tulips, roses and further foliage, upon a whit...
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Adrian Alan
PARIS PORCELAIN
Antique Neoclassical style eight piece French porcelain tea set
The tea set formed of one tray, one milk jug, two cups, two saucers, one tea pot and one sugar bowl. Tray height 28cm, width 28cm, depth 2cm Te...
£7,500
Mayfair Gallery Ltd.
PARIS PORCELAIN
Pair of Paris Dessert Plates
A fine Paris 'Darte' dessert plate, painted with a stag in a landscape scene (only this one available - plate on the left)
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W W Warner Antiques
PARIS PORCELAIN
Paris Porcelain Botanical & Fruit-decorated Set of Six Plates, c.1850
Paris Porcelain Botanical & Fruit-decorated Plates Circa 1850. The six plates have three botanical and three fruit designs in the centre well w...
US$1,250
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.