11 1/4" portrait plate or platter, circa 1900. The plate features "Madame Sans-Gene", or Catherine Hübscher, (1753–1835), wife of Marshal of France François Joseph Lefebvre. This sobriquet, which means something like 'without embarrassment' was bestowed on Hubscher by Napoleon Bonapart. This woman was known for speaking her mind!
The plate or platter is in very good condition, with light wear to the gilt trim. The portrait is signed L.K. The mark is a crown, number 2648, Vienna, Austria. It is attributed to Victoria Porcelain. Cabinet plates, such as this one were very popular in the late 1800's to early 1900's. The portraits often celebrated remarkable or beautiful women.