A Soft-Paste Sèvres Porcelain Plate made for Madame du Barry, 1773

With the factory mark enclosing the date-letter U for 1773, painter’s and gilder’s marks.

This plate was produced in 1773 as part of a service intended for Louis XV’s last mistress the comtesse du Barry.  Only a very few pieces had actually been fully decorated before production ceased.  Many later-decorated plates of this pattern have simpler gilding and often added spurious marks.

Height 2.5cm
Diameter 24cm


Private Collection, London, 2024