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Trial plate, Frankenthal Porcelain Factory

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An image of Trial plate. Frankenthal Porcelain Factory, Germany, The Palatinate. Circular with eight slight arcs on the edge, sloping concave rim, shallow curved sides, and flat centre, standing on a footring. Decorated in the centre with a gold crown of TC monogram (Carl Theodore) surrounded by a sunburst with wavy rays. Around this are thirty radiating compartmens outlined in gold, each painted with a spray of flowers. On the sides of the well is an inscription in Latin VARIANTIBVS FLOSCVLIS DIVERSIL COLORES FABRICA SVB REVIVI GENTIS SOLIS HVIVS RADIIS EXVLTANTIS IN FRANKENTAAL. Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamels, and gilded, height 3.2 cm, diameter 24.7 cm, circa 1775. Rococo. Notes: Carl Theodore was the Elector Palatine.

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Trial plate. Frankenthal Porcelain Factory, Germany, The Palatinate. Circular with eight slight arcs on the edge, sloping concave rim, shallow curved sides, and flat centre, standing on a footring. Decorated in the centre with a gold crown of TC monogram (Carl Theodore) surrounded by a sunburst with wavy rays. Around this are thirty radiating compartmens outlined in gold, each painted with a spray of flowers. On the sides of the well is an inscription in Latin VARIANTIBVS FLOSCVLIS DIVERSIL COLORES FABRICA SVB REVIVI GENTIS SOLIS HVIVS RADIIS EXVLTANTIS IN FRANKENTAAL. Hard-paste porcelain, moulded, painted in enamels, and gilded, height 3.2 cm, diameter 24.7 cm, circa 1775. Rococo. Notes: Carl Theodore was the Elector Palatine.

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  • Accession Number: EC.25-1939
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 856 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 822.74kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1

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18th Century crown enamel enamelled Fitz_AA floral flowers Frankenthal Porcelain Factory German gilded gilding hard-paste porcelain Holy Roman Emperor inscribed inscriptions monogram monogrammed moulded plate porcelain radiate crown Roccoco Rococo sun sunburst trial plate

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