London, South Kensington
12 November 2004
A rare armorial octagonal plate for the Danish Royal family, circa 1775
enamelled and gilt at the centre with a medallion depicting the equestrian statue of King Frederick V enclosed within a laurel wreath, the gold-ground border with a small coat of arms and inscribed 'IULIANA MARIA' within an alternating foliate and flowerhead border -- 9¾in. (24.7cms) wide.
This service was made for Queen Juliana Maria, widow of King Frederick V of Denmark. She was his second wife, whom he married in 1752 and who ruled Denmark after his death until 1784. The statue depicted on the service, which stands in Amalienborg Square, Copenhagen, was commissioned by the Danish East India Company.
For two plates from the same service see 'Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art', King St., 9 Nov 2004, lots 216 and 217.
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