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Portrait plaque of Louis XVII

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Circular plaque, biscuit. Profile portrait head fo Louis 17th, Dauphin of France 1785-95, facing left. Dated under neck. On blue ground with beaded gold and white rim.

Marks

On back: crossed Ls in blue enamel, over device in blue. N 80 incised.

Provenance

1963, Blumka Gallery, New York; October 3, 1963, sold by Blumka to R. Thornton Wilson (b. 1886 - d. 1977), New York; 1965, gift of R. Thornton Wilson to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 13, 1965)

Credit Line

Gift of R. Thornton Wilson in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson

French, dated 1788

Object Place

France

Accession Number

65.36

Medium or Technique

Soft-paste biscuit porcelain with blue slip and gilded decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Ceramics, Porcelain