Porcelaine de Paris, Darte Frères - pair of coffee cups with blue and gold decoration from the Empire period circa 1805 - Directoire - Porcelain

Description
Porcelaine de Paris, Darte Frères - pair of coffee cups with blue and gold decoration from the Empire period circa 1805 - Directoire - Porcelain
France - Early 19th century

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

Lot details
Object
pair of coffee cups with blue and gold decoration from the Empire period circa 1805
Material
Porcelain
Manufacturer/ Brand
Porcelaine de Paris, Darte Frères
Style
Directoire
Estimated Period
Early 19th century
Country of Origin
France
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
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