Rare 50 piece Ch. Pillivuyt et Cie floral dinner service. From the 19th century in the 'Vieux Paris' or old Paris style with painted blue, pink, and yellow flowers.
Pillivuyt et Cie is one of the oldest and most prestigious French porcelain brands.
Pillivuyt porcelain production was founded by Jean-Louis-Richard Pillivuyt in Foëcy in 1818, an area chosen for its proximity to Limoges where kaolin deposits had just been discovered. By 1823 he already been awarded his first exhibition medal in New York as a sign of his success. Building on this success, by 1847 the first Pillivuyt retail store was established 46 rue du Paradis in Paris.
Between 1855 to 1867 Charles Pillivuyt led the company to its peak. His success was rapid and Pillivuyt was honored with numerous and successive gold medals during the universal expositions.
50 piece Ch. Pillivuyt et Cie floral dinner service includes:
- 12 Dinner Plates: 24.5 cm (9.7 inches)
- 12 Shallow Bowls: 24.5 cm (9.7 inches)
- 12 Starter or Dessert Plates: 22.5 cm (8.9 inches)
- 2 Oval Serving Platters: 41 x 30 and 36 x 25 cm (16.1 x 11.8 and 14.2 x 9.8 inches)
- 1 Small Lidded Tureen with Stand: 21.5 x 12.5 cm, 14 cm tall (8.5 x 4.9 inches, 5.5 inches tall)
- 1 Elevated Platter: 22.5 x 22.5 cm (8.9 x 8.9 inches)
- 1 Bowl: 28 x 28 cm (11 x 11 inches)
- 4 Small Serving Dishes: 25 x 14 cm (9.8 x 5.5 inches)
- 1 Saucier: 22.5 x 12.5 cm, 12.5 cm tall (8.9 x 4.9 inches, 4.9 inches tall)
- 2 Round Platters: one medium, one large
- 1 Rectangular Terrine: 25 x 20 cm, 20 cm tall (9.8 x 7.9 inches, 7.9 inches tall)
- 1 Square Terrine: 21 x 21 cm, 15 cm tall (8.3 x 8.3 inches, 5.9 inches tall)
- Stamped: Ch.PILLIVUYT & Cie Paris, Exp 1867-1878, Medailles d'Or.
- All in very good condition with the exception of slight wear on the gold handles of some pieces and
CARE: We recommend washing this Ch. Pillivuyt et Cie floral dinner service by hand because of the gold detailing. Use a mild detergent in warm water. If you don't plan on doing the dishes immediately, give your plates a quick rinse to remove as much food as possible. It's best to rinse your dishes rather than let pieces sit too long in soapy water.
Ch. Pillivuyt et Cie floral dinner service discovered at a brocante in Paris' 5th Arrondissement.