"Pot à oille" (tureen) from the "service à frise riche en couleurs" delivered to Queen Marie Antoinette on August 26, 1784 and Tray presented by Louis XVI to King Gustavus III of Sweden on June 22, 1784
Musée du Louvre, Department of Decorative Arts
A service of over 300 pieces with a richly-colored border (à frise riche en couleurs), originally commissioned by Marie-Antoinette early in 1784 (perhaps for the Tuileries Palace), was finally presented together with other gifts on June 22, 1784, by Louis XVI to King Gustavus III of Sweden during the latter's visit to France.
The tray, with its tureen, was priced at 600 livres and was the most expensive part of the service. It was delivered to the Swedish king as an addition to the service on September 7, 1784. The tureen comes from the second service that was immediately put into production for Queen Marie-Antoinette and delivered on August 26, 1784.