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Pieces from the Louis XVI Service, 1783–92

This service was the most expensive ever to be commissioned from the Sèvres factory by the French monarchy. It was scheduled to take 23 years to complete, owing to the wide variety of shapes and the high number of painted mythological scenes. Only about half of the pieces were finished at the time of Louis XVI’s execution. George acquired a large part of the service through one of his favoured porcelain dealers, Robert Fogg, in 1811.

Purchased in 1811