A Birmingham enamel plaque of the King of Prussia, circa 1757
Lot 94
A Birmingham enamel plaque of the King of Prussia, circa 1757
Sold for £875 (US$ 1,470) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Birmingham enamel plaque of the King of Prussia, circa 1757
Of rectangular shape, printed in black and picked out in colours with a half length profile portrait of Frederick II of Prussia, clad in armour with a laurel wreath on his head, surrounded by a blue ribbon scroll inscribed 'FREDERICUS MAGN.D.G.REX BORVSS EL BRAND DVX SILES ET', flanked by military trophies, within a beaded gilt metal frame surmounted by an entwined ribbon, 8cm wide (fine cracks)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Sold in these rooms 7 November 2001. The King of Prussia, Frederick II (1712-1786) was enormously popular in England as Britain's ally during the Seven Years War
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