This plate belongs to a service presented by Louis XV to Maria Carolina of Austria, Queen of the Kingdom of Naples and the Two Sicilies, and a sister of Marie-Antoinette, the future Queen of France.
Marked on base iwth interlaced Ls enclosing date letter u, painter's mark ch and FB, and gilder's mark.
Ordered by Louis XV for Marie-Caroline (1752-1814), Queen of the Kingdom of Naples and the Two Sicilies. By 1985, Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie, Hamilton, MA; 1985, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie. (Accession date: January 22, 1986)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pirie