Museum Quality Monogrammed Belle Époque French Dinnerware Service by Charles Ahrenfeldt


This set belonged to Baltimore artist John Carrell Lucas (1854-1928). The Lucas family of Baltimore had a long and storied history as collectors of fine and decorative art, that lasted for generations. Four members of the family actively bought works from the early 19th century until the early 20th century. While important works from the family collections were donated to the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Walters Art Museum. Acquired from the Paris firm of Le Grand Depot, est. 1863, who specialized in the manufacturer of porcelains, faience ceramics, and glassware. Set Includes: 1 Tureen with Lid, 10" x 8.5" x 8.5" 1 Platter with Central Monogram, 9.25" x 9.25" x .75" 1 Vegetable Dish, 9.75" x 9.75" x 4.25" 6 Dinner Plates, 9.25" x 9.25" x .75" 6 Scalloped Edge Salad Plates, 8.75" x 8.75" x .5" 5 Soup Bowls, 9.25" x 9.25" x 1" 9 Dessert Cups, 5.25" x 3.5" x 2" 10 Saucers, 5.75" x 5.75" x .75"


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Dimensions

40ʺW × 20ʺD × 8.5ʺH

Period

Late 19th Century

Condition Notes

Set was originally for 10 guests, but pieces have unfortunately been lost over time. Please see photos and description for current counts. 

- One chip on one of the bowls.

Set is generally free from cracks and chips. Gilding is in very good condition given age and use. 

Styles

Belle Epoque, Empire, French

"Styled After"

Manufacture de Sevres

Place of Origin

France

Materials

China, Gold, Ornamental & Decorative Materials, Porcelain