The Legacy of Sèvres Porcelain

Legacy, Sèvres PorcelainNamed for the French town in which it resides, Sèvres became known as the standard-setter for European porcelain following its debut in 1740, supported earnestly in its early days by notable patrons King Louis XV and his most influential mistress, Madame de Pompadour. The two were so fond of the hand-painted wares that they placed the business under full control of the crown and built its factory near her château de Bellevue, overlooking the Seine river.

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