21 November 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
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.
The Valentine Collection, Christie's, New York, 21 October 2005, lot 87 (the portrait of the king).