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COMMEMORATIVE PLATES FROM THE ROYAL COLLECTION

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THE MADAME DU BARRY PLATE

This plate reproduces one of twelve produced at Sevres, acquired by George IV.

They once formed part of a dinner service purchased in 1770 by Madame du Barry, the mistress of King Louis XV of France. The decoration is based around the themes of Love, the Seasons, the Elements and the Arts.

2008 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II

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THE CHINESE PLATE

The unusual Grothic-cum-Chinese scenes of this plate are taken from an outstanding Sevres cup and saucer (goblet Utroti) dating from 1778/79 which is the only known example of its kind.

The scenes may derive from illustrations of a popular novel, poem or play of the time.

2008 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II

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THE ARABESQUE PLATE

This exceptional plate design is taken from a Sevres cup and saucer (goblet litron) dating from 1786.

Painted on a rich gold ground, the colourful arabesques and dancing classical figures, which were inspired by Raphael’s loggia decorations in the Vatican, recall the Sevres dinner service commissioned by Louis XVI of France in 1782.

2008 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II

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THE KING GEORGE III PLATE

Part of a breakfast service commissioned by George III from the Worcester factory in 1805; the centre is decorated with the royal arms, and the border shows oak garlands enclosing the crowned cipher of George III and sprigs of national flowers tied with ribbons.

Royal Collection Trust Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013


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THE QUEEN VICTORIA DESSERT PLATE

Made by the Minton factory and acquired by Queen Victoria in 1877; the centre shows the Queen’s cipher and the reserves in the surrounding borders show the national emblems of roses, thistles and shamrocks.

Royal Collection Trust Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2013


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THE ROCKINGHAM PLATE

Considered the most sumptuous product of: the Rockingham works, this service which was originally commissioned for William IV’s Coronation in 1830, was first used at Queen Victoria’s Coronation banquet eight years later.

2005 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II


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THE ROYAL OAK PLATE

Painted with The Royal Arms “with the Great George and the badge of the Golden Fleece, this plate was probably made as a trial piece for the Rockingham Coronation Service c. 1830.

2005 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II


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THE WILLIAM IV PLATE

Commissioned by William IV in 1830, this serviceby Worcester was completed in time to be used the Due d’Orleans. The surrounding border is painted with the insignia of the British orders of chivalry.

2005 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II


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THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF YORK PLATE

Made c.1820, for William IV, when Duke of Clarence, part of this service was presented as a wedding gift to The Duke and Duchess of York(later King George V and Queen Mary) by the Royal Warrant holders in 1883.

The border bears the Garter motto;’Honi Soit Qui Mai y Pense’, which translates as ‘Evil Be Unto Him Who Evil Thinks’.

2005 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II

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THE GREAT EXHIBITION PLATE

This design is from a dessert service by Coalport.

The service was used at the Royal Table at the banquet given by the City of London at the Guildhall, to celebrate the opening of The Great Exhibition, 9th July 1851.

2005 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II

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THE COAL EXCHANGE PLATE

Made in 1849 by Coalport for the Royal Table at the opening of the Coal Exchange London, 30th October 1849.

The surrounding border is painted with George and the Dragon, the badge of the Heir Apparent and the arms of the City of London.

2005 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II


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THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT PLATE

Made c. 1840 this Worcester plate is painted at the centre with the cipher of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. It was given to Queen Mary in 1934.

2008 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II



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THE ANIMAL PLATE

This exceptional plate was created by Sevres and is the only known example of its kind.

It was probably acquired by Louis XVI of France from the manufactory in 1790 and was subsequently bought by King George IV with pieces from the Louis XVI Sevres service in 1811.

2008 H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II

The WALLANCE COLLECTION LONDON

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This design is taken from a Sevres Porcelain saucer dated 1760 (C344).

The decoration consists of a scalloped border, suspended from which are painted garlands of roses, cornflowers and pansies interlaced in pairs to form heart shapes.

The cup and matching saucer were probably acquired by the 3rd Marquess of Hertford (1777-1842).



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This design is taken from a Sevres Porcelain saucer dated 1766 (C438) and shows a ground pattern invented by the porcelain painter Vincent Taillandier (1736-90).






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This design is taken from a Sevres Porcelain saucer dated 1766 (C439).

The cup and saucer set (Gobelet ‘a lait’ et soucoupe) were purchased by the 3rd Marquess of Hertford, and recorded in an inventory of 1842.





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This design is taken from a Sevres Porcelain saucer dated 1774 (C440) with the bold turquoise blue ground invented in 1753 for Louis XV’s dinner service.

The cup and saucer set were acquired by the 3rd Marquess of Hertford and displayed in St.Dunston’s Villa, his residence in Regent’s Park, London.





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This design is taken from a Sevres Porcelain saucer produced between 1775-80 (C397-8).

The decoration shows a basket of flowers, including roses, hydrangeas, anemones, tulips, daisies and convolvulus. The saucer and matching cup were bought by the 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800-70) as part of a Tea Service consisting of a tray, two cups and saucers, a milk jug and a sugar bowl with cover.




THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

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This design called the Duke of Gloucester. Pattern is taken from an English Worcester soup plate made about 1780.







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This design is taken from a French plate made at the Sevres Porcelain factory in 1771. The original plate was decorated in enamel by Jean Nicolas Le Bell (1765-93).






DEVONSHIRE COLLECTION

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This design is taken from a Feuillet (Paris) porcelain plate in the Sevres style, c.1830.

It is one of a dessert service acquired by the 6th Duke,of Devonshire (1790-1858) and is on display in the Great Dining Room at Chatsworth.





THE GOODGE COLLECTION

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This design featuring violets has been taken from a plate that was commissioned by the French state at the end of the Franco Prussian war and after Napoleon III was deposed.

The original was made at the Sevres Porcelain factory in 1874/75 and finally decorated in 1880. The Plate has been in the Goodge Collection since the late 1920′s and was thought to have originally been displayed at the French Embassy in London.

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