Pieces from the dessert service of the Duc d’Orléans: fruit basket and pair of compote dishes

Jean-François Denière (1774-1866), bronze worker
Jean-Baptiste-Jules Klagmann (1810-1867), modeler, sculptor
Paris, 1840-1842
Bowls: engraved and gilded crystal; stands: gilt bronze, silver niello, inlays of cornelian, chrysoprase, amethyst, garnet, agate and turquoise
Purchase, 1911
Inv. 18273 A-C
© MAD / photo: Jean Tholance

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This dessert service was commissioned by the Duc d’Orléans in 1840 and delivered in 1842. Jean-François Denière borrowed some ten pieces of the service from the Duchesse d’Orléans in 1844 for presentation at the Exhibition of French Industrial Products.