132. Pair Paris Porcelain Gilt Bough Pots Pourri Vases by Darte Frères Palais Royal

Impressive & Rare Pair of Paris Hand Painted Porcelain Topographical Bough Pots of Compact proportions by Darte Freres. France. Circa 1810-20. 

Of flared form with burnished gold everted rims above Gothic decoration in colours of green and brown on a peach ground, raised on four paw feet and a plain square base. 

Each central front reserve hand painted with rural scenes and figures in dress of the period.  

Mark of DARTE PALAIS ROYAL No.21 stencilled in red at each base. 

Condition: Good condition except for a tiny loss to gilt of one at tip of rim, also one cover has a loss to rim inside, see images.  

Height: (entire) 6" (15.25cm). Diameter: (at top rim) 4.5" (11.5cm).   

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

Location: Dublin City, Ireland. 

Fixed price affordable worldwide store to door shipping. 


In 1795 the three Darte brothers, Joseph (1765-1832), Louis Joseph (1766-1843) and Jean François (1768-1834) bought a porcelain factory in Paris, at 3 rue de Charonne. The three brothers started a shop at the Palais Royal, under the direction of Jean François. In August 1803, Louis Joseph and Jean François formed a new company, keeping the corporate name Darte Frères while Joseph Darte continued to operate under the name 'Darte Ainé'. Darte Frères were also gilders, painters and decorators.