Today, King Charles III of England keeps some 600 pieces of the Tournai porcelain in Windsor!
In the "Royal Collection", a prestigious collection of works of art of the British Royal Family, you will find hundreds of pieces of a porcelain service ordered by the Duke of Orleans in the 18th century from the Tournai manufactory.
The service called "Aux oiseaux de Buffon" was ordered in July 1787 and was to include a little less than 1600 items, intended for both dinner and hot drinks service in the living room, as well as in the bedroom.
It was the Manufacture in Tournai that was chosen to carry out this prestigious order, because the Manufacture in Sèvres was much too expensive.
Today, King Charles III of England still keeps some 600 pieces of this Tournai service in Windsor!