"Bernadaud Pair Of Limoges Porcelain Flower Crates"Refined pair of flower boxes by the house of Bernardaud, former royal factory in Limoges since 1737 (stamp appearing under each of the two pieces) "Jardin du Roi" model with a yellow background bordered with black stripes formed by nets, undulating nets and foliage qualified as a frieze Etruscan, the four faces decorated with birds after illustrations by François Nicolas Martinet for the famous Natural History of Birds by Buffon's account published in ten volumes between 1770 and 1786. Very good condition and original, they each measure : 12 cm x 12 cm X 15 cm high. FYI the current new value of a pair at Bernadaud: 1350 euros Created at the end of the 18th century by the manufacture of Sèvres, this service is inspired by plates which served to illustrate "The Natural History of Birds" by Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon (1707-1788), naturalist, mathematician, biologist, cosmologist and French writer of the 18th century. The black frieze stands out from the yellow wing highlighting these creatures from all over the planet. Among the thirty-six volumes of the original edition, the King's Garden service draws from “The Natural History of Birds”. Created in 1793, highlighted in yellow, its decoration retains the most astonishing and colorful species. Each piece illustrates in its form the sober and resolutely antique style of the Directory. The original pieces of this service are the pride of the Musée Buffon de Montbard, in Burgundy.