21 October 2005
PROPERTY FROM THE VALENTINE COLLECTION
A SEVRES (HARD PASTE) BISCUIT PORTRAIT PLAQUE OF LOUIS XVI
Circa 1774, blue interlaced L's, gilder's mark for a member of the Weydinger family
The king's head in relief to right within a circular medallion, the integral frame enriched with gilt bands
3 in. (7.1 cm.) diameter
with John Whitehead, London.
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