“Torsade” porcelain coffee set, Schoelcher in Paris
Nice coffee set “torsade” (twisted) in white porcelain with gold highlights. The set includes a coffee pot, a sugar bowl, and a milk jug, six cups and their saucers. Nice details in gilded biscuit. One cup has the Schoelcher mark in gold on the glaze. Nice condition.
Size: Height of the coffee pot 22cm – H cup: 10,5 cm – diameter of the saucer 13cm
Attributed to the Schoelcher manufactory, Paris, circa 1830.
Lit.: In 1789, Marc Schoelcher, dealer in Faience and porcelain in Rue de la Monnaie in Paris, buys out the prestigious manufactory of le Comte d’Artois, based on rue du faubourg Saint-Denis. Close to the Locré family, Marc knows his way around porcelain making. In 1806, the year of his divorce, he opened another store, boulevard des Italiens, which will be active until 1834. At the Paris Exhibition in 1819, Schoelcher wins a silver medal for porcelain pieces “as beautiful as those of Sèvres”. Schoelcher porcelain is always of high quality. His son Victor will work with him before becoming a politician and sign in 1848 the decree that will abolish slavery. Father and son will both be buried at the Panthéon in Paris in 1849
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