Spectacular 1844 Sevres O. Brun Signed Portrait Plate – Madame Du Berry
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Spectacular 1844 Sevres O. Brun Signed Portrait Plate – Madame Du Berry:
DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful Sevres, Chateau de Tuileries, Louis Philippe portrait plate on a scalloped, molded blank. It's marked on the back with the green, oval Sevres mark with S.37. in the center, indicating it was fired in 1837. There are additional Sevres decorator marks on the back, indicating that the plate was decorated in 1844. The rim has a wide pink border, which is enhanced with extensive gold. There are also three panels, or cartouches, on the outer rim that are decorated with hand painted flowers and small insects. The interior of the plate is crisp white and is decorated with a portrait of Madame Du Berry, painted by O. Brun. There is extensive gold filigree around the inner rim, and the outer edge of the plate has a heavy gold accenting. This 137-year-old plate is truly magnificent! The hard paste porcelain is delicate, thin, translucent and rings beautifully.
CONDITION: The plate is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, crazing, hairlines or repairs. The gold and paint are also in excellent condition, showing little to no wear.
SIZE: The plate measures 9 3/4 inches in diameter.
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