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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 198

    AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF SEVRES (HARD PASTE) BISCUIT PORTRAIT PLAQUES OF LOUIS XVI AND MARIE-ANTOINETTE

    CIRCA 1774, BLUE INTERLACED L'S AND GILDER'S MARK FOR A MEMBER OF THE WEYDINGER FAMILY TO EACH

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    AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF SEVRES (HARD PASTE) BISCUIT PORTRAIT PLAQUES OF LOUIS XVI AND MARIE-ANTOINETTE
    CIRCA 1774, BLUE INTERLACED L'S AND GILDER'S MARK FOR A MEMBER OF THE WEYDINGER FAMILY TO EACH
    The king's head in relief to right, that of his queen to left, each within a circular medallion, the integral glazed frame enriched in gilt, beading edging the frame of the king's portrait
    3 in. (7.1 cm.) diameter (2)


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    According to David Peters, the present portraits were produced in a large edition particularly around the time of their accession to the throne in 1774.

    Provenance

    The Valentine Collection, Christie's, New York, 21 October 2005, lot 87 (the portrait of the king).