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Offline Luc

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Sèvres toilet set Maria Fedorovna- Pavlovsk
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:14:41 AM »
I'd like to start a topic about the toilet set made at Sevres in 1782 on the order of queen Marie Antoinette for a present to Maria Feodorvna. It's in the state bedroom in Pavlovsk Palace. This is from the online book about the palace:

"The set comprises over sixty pieces of "jewelled Sevres" painted in gold over underglaze blue with classical subjects, and having applied gold decorations of the utmost delicacy, with tiny drops of coloured enamels fused onto the surface to imitate precious stones."

Does anyone have pictures or more info on this toilet set ? I've never seen a pic of it before..

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Re: Sèvres toilet set Maria Fedorovna- Pavlovsk
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2008, 06:53:30 PM »
Found this on the website of the New York Public Library (Link)

"Pitcher. Sèvres porcelain. One of the pieces of the toilet set given by the queen Marie-Antoinette to the grand duchess Marie Féodorovna."



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Re: Sèvres toilet set Maria Fedorovna- Pavlovsk
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 02:33:09 AM »
Thank you JWK ! It's great  :) 
Here's a link to pictures of the toilet set, but they're removed from Flickr:
http://images.google.com/images?hl=nl&lr=&rlz=1T4DANL_nl___NL208&q=toilet%20set%20marie%20antoinette&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

(the toilet set is the second and the thirteenth pic)

Does anyone haves  better pics of the toilet set ?

Offline Mari

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Re: Sèvres toilet set Maria Fedorovna- Pavlovsk
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008, 07:30:53 AM »
Yes, I would like to see larger photo's also. Very interesting subject!

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Re: Sèvres toilet set Maria Fedorovna- Pavlovsk
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008, 05:59:11 PM »
Well, they're not necessarily better, but I did enlargen the ones pointed out to us by Luc. You can still somewhat see the details on them.


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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2008, 10:41:56 AM »
Well, they're not necessarily better, but I did enlargen the ones pointed out to us by Luc. You can still somewhat see the details on them.



Thank you EmmyLee ! :) You could also find a greater pic at this forum:
http://versailles.forumculture.net/les-meubles-f34/service-de-toillete-presente-a-marie-feodorovna-t1760.htm

It's in French, but that doesn't matter !

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Re: Sèvres toilet set Maria Fedorovna- Pavlovsk
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2008, 12:39:07 PM »
Ah, thank you, Luc! That is a nice picture. What a beautiful present this toilet set would have been!

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Re: Sèvres toilet set Maria Fedorovna- Pavlovsk
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 03:07:19 PM »
My sincere apologies for dragging such an old cow out of the ditch (as we would say in Holland, doesn't translate too well, now does it ?  ;-)  ) , anyway sorry for reviving such an old thread, but a few weeks ago I came across a pic of this toiletset on Flickr.
Saved it to my harddisk but forgot to save the link, so I'm afraid I have no clue who took them.
Will continue looking though, and credit them when I find it again .

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