Crown Princess Stephanie of Austria
Superb plate charger, made for Princess Stephanie of Austria and
bearing her monogram or cypher.
Exqusite hand painted and enamelled border, Pirkenhammer, retailed
by Ernst Wahliss of Vienna, Austria. Smaller plates with a plain border
and crowned monogram (identical) were made by the same company.
Measures 12 Inches (30cm wide).
Crown Prince Rudolph, only son of the Emperor, who was Stephanie's husband, tragically died
in a suicide pact with his mistress at the Royal Hunting Lodge in Meyerling.
This personal tradegy is often quoted as a catalyst that ultimately
led Europe to the First World War.
The border of these plates matches a set made for the Khedive of Egypt,
as well as another set made for the Imperial family.