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A Sèvres Soup Plate, 1773-88
With the 'point d'Espagne' pattern of lace borders and garlands of flowers. This soup plate is from or matches the service presented by the French Foreign Ministry in 1788 to Prince Tipoo Sahib, Sultan of Mysore; probably brought back to England after the defeat of Tippo Sahib in 1799.
Factory marks and painter’s mark h for Jacques-François-Louis de Laroche, gilder’s mark HP for Henry-Martin Prévost.