A set of 14 antique French porcelain dishes made in the last quarter of the 19th century circa 1870-1880. Attributed to the factory of Edme Samson, the set contains 12 octagonal dishes, and two shell-shaped serving bowls. They are decorated in the center with a lovely flower basket with pink and purple peonies surrounded by sprays of smaller pink and purple flowers.
Octagonal plates: 8.75 inches across
Shell-shaped bowls: 9.25 inches at widest point
$2,300 for the set of 14 pieces
$1,800 for set of 12 plates
$500 for pair of bowls
We are happy to sell the 12 dishes separately from the pair of serving dishes. Please contact us to arrange a purchase of the dishes or bowls separately.
Edme Samson made beautiful porcelain wares which were often unmarked. He began his career by making service and set piece replacements in the late 1830s. In 1845 he opened the ceramics firm Samson, Edmé et Cie at 7, Rue Vendôme (later Rue Béranger) in Paris.
During the 19th century, the collectors’ market for antique Fine china was considerable, and Samson’s firm reproduced ceramics including the early Qing dynasty Famille Rose Chinese porcelains. The firm exhibited at the International Exposition (1867) and the Exposition Universelle (1889).
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