Paris porcelain coffee and chocolate service comprising a chocolate maker, a coffee maker, a milk jug, a cookie bowl, six cups and six saucers with a gold background finely illustrated with views of the port after Joseph Vernet (1714 -1789) and scenes of fairs and boules players after David Teniers (1610-1690).
Perfect state of conservation, without gold wear or accident.
Great finesse of decoration.
All the coins signed on the reverse "SCHOELCHER" in gold.
Manufacture of Marc Schoelcher, Paris around 1810-1820.
Schoelcher porcelain decorated with landscapes:
Paris Musée Carnavalet, service decorated with views of Paris (inv C 1445)
Metropolitan museum in New York, Pair of Vases with decorations after Teniers and Vernet (Inv 1999.191.1)
Christies Londres 6 June 2017, Lot 266: pair of vases illustrated with maritime scenes after Vernet (37,500 GPB)
Marc SCHELCHER is a porcelain maker born in Fessenheim (68) on April 26, 1766 and died in Paris in October 1832.
The Revolution stopped his studies and his ecclesiastical vocation.
A cousin of his mother is the wife of porcelain maker Jean-Baptiste Locré.
He married in 1796 Victoire Jacob
In 1798, he acquired the Faubourg St Denis factory.
Annoyed to hear his name pronounced in an unusual way, he added an O (Schoelcher) to restore the pronunciation "EU".
Only Marc and his direct descendants will keep this spelling.
In 1806, Marc Schoelcher rented a Boulevard des Italiens store under the name "fireproof", which quickly achieved success thanks to the magnificent porcelain created by the Schoelchers.
Devoting himself to decoration around 1810, he continued his progression with a luxury production and obtained for his factory the title of "Manufacture of the Duchess of Berry".
He exported enormously and in 1828 joined forces with his son Victor who discovered slavery during his commercial trips.
Schoelcher porcelains are distinguished by the beauty of the forms, the liveliness and delicacy of the decorations and the romanticism of the subjects.
Following the death of its founder, the manufacture, which was one of the most famous in Paris, closed its doors in 1834.
Our opinion :
As with the pair of vases kept at the Metropolitan, Marc Schoelcher chooses to illustrate our service with small paintings of views of ports and genre scenes after Joseph Vernet and David Teniers.
The delicacy and liveliness that he manages to obtain on these porcelains have nothing to envy that of the greatest miniaturists on ivory.
The mixture of ancient forms, the perfect mastery of the gold background and the quality of the paintings make this service a masterpiece of its manufacture.
Presented in perfect condition, our set will delight the most demanding collectors.
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