Beautiful pair of Paris porcelain coffee cups. Rich blue décor and gilt with fine gold. Empire period, this is a production of the famous Darte Frères factory, circa 1805
The Darte family is a family of porcelain makers from which three different manufactures can originate. Louis Joseph and Jean François Darte, two brothers, founded the first factory from 1795, rue de la Pépinière. In the same year, they and their other brother Joseph Darte bought a porcelain factory on rue de Charonne. Separated on 1 August 1803, however, they continued to sell their productions together until 1806.
One of the two cups is signed.
Good overall condition, a small chip on a saucer, one star below the other, gilding wear.
Height: 8 cm
Saucer diameter: 13 cm
Cup diameter: 8 cm
- pair of coffee cups with blue and gold decoration from the Empire period circa 1805
- Manufacturer/ Brand
- Porcelaine de Paris, Darte Frères
- Estimated Period
- Early 19th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes