SEVRES c.1816 – 1820 French Hard-Paste Porcelain

A Rare Set of Six Sevres Biscuit Porcelain Silhouette Portraits of the French Royal Family from the House of Bourbon. Modelled by Alexander Brachard fils (1775-1843), Some are Dated 1816, Indistinct Marks to the Side of the Silhouettes. Louis XVIII Reign Ended on the 16th of September 1824.

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House of Bourbon :
Duc de Berri (1778-1820), profile to the right, wearing uniform with epaulette.
Louis XVIII (1755-1824), profile to the left, wearing, uniform with epaulette, breast star and sash of the Saint Esprit and further medal.
Duchess de Berry (1798-1870), profile to the left, wearing dress adorned with brooch at her corsage, necklace, earring and plumed bandeau.
Duchesse d`Angoulême (1778-1851), profile to the left, wearing dress, white ruff, her hair upswept and decorated with diadem.
Duc d`Angoulême (1775-1844), profile to the right, wearing uniform with epaulette, breast star and sash of the Saint Esprit and various medals at his chest.
Monsieur Comte D`Artois (1757-1836), profile to the left, wearing uniform with epaulette, breast star and sash of the Saint Esprit and the badge of Toison d`Or various medals at his chest.

Alexandre Brachard fils (1775-1843) was the younger brother of Jean-Claude-Nicholas (called aine) Brachard and the son of Nicholas Brachard (called pere), all of whome were working as sculptors at Sevres. A rare Sevres jasper type portrait of Alexandre Brachard fils dated 1800 is in the British Museum
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Condition: In good condition : one portrait broken through the neck and repaired, one with a chip to the nose.

Size: The tallest portrait : 7.5 cm (3 inches).

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References: For apparently identical but framed set of six Sevres biscuit porcelain portraits of French Royal Family see : Fine Miniatures, Bonham`s London, 23rd of May 2007, lot 167. For two portraits from this set dated 1816 see : Important Continental Pottery and Porcelain, Sotheby`s London, March 17th 1987, lot 109. For a bust of from this set dated to c.1820, signed Brachard f. (f. for fecit i.e. made it) : French Porcelain, A Catalogue of the British Museum Collection (Aileen Dawson, British Museum Press 1994. ISBN 0-7141-0545-7) page 205, plate 172. For a larger Sevres biscuit portrait plaque of this type see : Fine European Ceramics, Including the E.A. Titgemeyer Collection, Bonham`s London, 7th December 2011 lot 296.

Stock number: 23796.