Set of 12 antique Paris porcelain floral and gilt plates

By Poulin (French, 19th Century)


Each of the 12 plates in this porcelain set boasts a uniquely-designed floral composition, making the set a grand display of creativity and technical prowess.


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Crafted by the eminent Poulin atelier in of Paris during the 19th Century, this exquisite set of 12 porcelain plates encapsulates the intricate beauty and superior quality synonymous with French porcelain artistry of the era.

Each plate is a unique masterpiece, its central canvas adorned with an alluring array of lifelike flowers. These hand-painted botanical motifs, distinguished by their natural hues, stand in striking contrast against the pristine white backdrop, elevating their inherent beauty. A delightful assortment of roses, peonies, lilies, tulips, orchids, forget-me-nots, daffodils, and more, these plates serve as an evocative tableau of French flora.

A sumptuous, dark blue border frames each plate, a shade highly celebrated in the French porcelain decoration of the 19th Century. This elegant framework is further enriched with intricate gilded accents, fostering a symphony of ornate design around three cartouches. Gilded scroll motifs envelop the cartouches, punctuated by additional gilded floral arrangements. The golden glow of the gilding also highlights the inner, outer, and rim edges, bestowing a regal and opulent air upon these fine pieces.

The reverse of each plate proudly bears the mark of their Parisian maker 'Poulin' and the prestigious address '48 Rue de Caumartin', a hallmark of their distinguished origin.

With their singular designs, these plates are not only meant for display in a dining room or salon to be admired in their full glory, but also make a splendid choice for grand occasions as a dinner set. No matter their purpose, the sheer magnificence and exceptional quality of these plates is bound to captivate and charm.


Artist / Maker
By Poulin (French, 19th Century)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
19th Century
19th Century
Napoleon III
Gilt, Porcelain


2 cm / 0.8 inches
25 cm / 9.8 inches


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