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Plate: EC.22A-1945

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Factory: Buen Retiro




Soft-paste porcelain painted in polychrome enamels, and gilt

Soft-paste porcelain painted in polychrome enamels and gilt. Circular with twelve indentations in the edge, sloping rim, and shallow curved well, standing on a low footrim. The plate is decorated in the centre with a monogram comprising a C in gold, and an L formed of pink roses and leaves. On the rim there are three oval medallions containing sepia towers surrounded by gold frames and roses, alternating with three kidney-shaped panels containing polychrome landscapes surrounded by gold frames, and flanked by gold swags terminating in tassels. The edge of the rim is gilded.

Legal notes

Given by L.C.G. Clarke, MA

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 24 cm
Height: 3.2 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Madrid ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1945-07-20) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, Late
Circa 1790 CE - 1795 CE


This plate and EC.22B-1945 are replacements for plates in the Sèvres ' Asturias Service (Service des Asturies), so called because it was given by Louis XVI to Maria Luisa Teresa, Princessa de Asturias, wife Charles, Principe de Asturias, who in 1788 became Charles IV of Spain. The service was delivered in stages beginning in 1775 with supplements in 1776. 1783, 1786, 1787 and 1789.

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamel gold

Materials used in production

presumed lead-glaze Glaze
Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: the fleur-de-lys is greyish-blue and the dot is turquoise

  • Text: fleur-de-lys with a dot above
  • Location: On base
  • Method of creation: Painted in bluish-grey enamel and turquoise
  • Type: Factory mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.22A-1945
Primary reference Number: 76910
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 19 October 2016 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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