Vent de Fleurs Charger Plate – by Lunéville of St Clement, France
The Wind of Flowers collection is a modern expression of the creative spirit of the 18th century. A host of flowers from the garden play and fly, mixing colours, combining pink, celadon, sun and azure, leading you into a marvellous garden with the scents of lilac and mimosa.
Au travers de cette collection, expression moderne de l’esprit créatif du XVIIIème siècle, jouent et volent une kyrielle de fleurs du jardin, mêlant les teintes, alliant rose, céladon, soleil et azur, entraînant vos convives dans un jardin merveilleux aux senteurs de lilas et de mimosa.
About Lunéville of St Clement
Founded in 1730, it is the oldest French pottery still in operation; however, it can trace its roots to 20 years earlier.
In 1711, in Champigneulles in Lorraine, Jacques Chambrette’s father, a Master Earthenware maker, founded Count de Fontenoy, the first earthenware factory. But it would be another 11 years before his son would open a factory in Lunéville. In 1722, Gabriel established himself in Lunéville as an earthenware merchant, laying the foundations for becoming the Lunéville earthenware factory.
In 1730, seven years after becoming a supplier to the Court, Jacques Chambrette finally opened the famous manufacture of Lunéville. The factory would one day soon became the Manufacture Royale du Roi de Pologne (“Royal Factory of the King of Poland”) in 1749 when the exiled king Stanisław I (Louis XV’s father-in-law) became duke of Lorraine and settled in the town.