Royal Sevres Tsar Prince Alexander I of Bulgaria Battenberg Plate A
Material: Probably Sevres porcelain, soft paste. Paris decor.
Date: Circa 1880.
Dimensions: Approx 9 Ins wide,
Condition: Perfect condition. Minute wear/retouch to gold.
Here is a superb and rare porcelain plate, bearing the BULGARIAN coat of arms. It was probably made for PRINCE ALEXANDER I of Battenberg, ruler from 1879-1886. Hand painted with a central reserve of garden flowers. The rim with alternating classical cameos upon a Bleu Celeste ground enriched with rich tooled gilding.
Alexander, nephew of TSAR ALEXANDER II of Russia was the first Prince (Knyaz) of modern Bulgaria. He had much charm, amiability and competence as a soldier. His brother Prince Louis, married Princess Victoria of Hesse. Their children included Queen Louise of Sweden , Earl Mountbatten of Burma and Princess Alice, mother to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The closest armorial to the plate is embossed on the Bulgarian Tarnovo Constitution of 1879.
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The decoration pays homage to the great Sevres services of the 18th Century, the CAMEO SERVICE made for Catherine the Great of Russia and bears close similarity in gilding and reserves to the Sevres COMTE D'ARANDA armorial SERVICE and HOPE of Craigall Sevres service.
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