Antique (dated to early 19th century) French decorative porcelain Plate with painted miniature portrait on plaque in the center. Made in Paris, France, by Sevres, hand marked as such, together with metal plaque. The plate finished in cobalt blue, it rests on four bronze dore claw feet. As mentioned center of the plate adorned with miniature portrait of young lady in a classical Empire dress of Napoleon era.
Fine objects d'art such as this would have been sold in one of the famous Palais Royal shops of Paris as a luxurious memento for a well-to-do Grand Tour traveler. These century old treasures are highly collectible and hard to find today as many having already found their way into collections.
The plate is 9 3/4" - 25 cm in diameter. Stands 2 1/4" - 5.5 cm high.
It is in excellent condition, considering age. No damage.
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