Royal tea set

19 August 2009

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I just stumbled across this coffee set in my collection of pictures and thought I would share it as it is rather sweet. The set was made in around 1778. This cafetière has pictures of Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette.

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A sugar pot with the portraits of the Comte and Comtesse d’Artois.

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Coffee cup and bowl with the portrait of Louis XVI’s aunt Louise, who was a nun.

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Coffee cup and bowl with the portrait of Madame Clothilde, Louis XVI’s younger sister.

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Coffee cup and bowl with the portrait of Madame Élisabeth, Louis XVI’s youngest sister.

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Milk jug with the portraits of the Comte and Comtesse de Provence.

How cute are they?