Porcelain chocolate set
Old Paris porcelain chocolate set, white with gold drapery decoration, France, c. 1830, consisting of one 9" plate; five 2 3/4" straight-side cups; five 2 1/4" round-sided cups; four 4 3/4" saucers; three 5" saucers. According to family tradition, this set was a gift from Joseph Bonaparte, former King of Spain, elder brother of Napoleon I.
Gift of Mrs. Samuel R. Shipley III
Bonaparte Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia