Dinner Plate

Blue and gilt. Monogram in centre in blue and gilt. Impressed mark on base (very faint): crowned circle with linked W's and figure 51 in centre, Worcester beneath. Dates plate as post 1862 so not likely to have belonged to Marie-Louise.
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Both C1972.424-5 were, reputedly, the property of the Grand Duchess Marie Louise (1791-1847), second wife of Napolen I and daughter of Francis I, Emperor of Austria, and the Princess Theresa of Naples. 1814 - Duchies of Parma, Piacenya and Guastella.

"Porcelain Easter eggs for presentation purposes were made at the Polish factory of Baranovka and at the Russian porcelain factories in the nineteenth century...They were sometimes painted with suitable religious subjects." (Concise Encyclopaedia of Continental Pottery and Porcelain, 1960: 142)
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