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Q: My mother purchased this 6-inch cobalt plate in the 1950s. She was told it might be from the Tuileries Palace, but I doubt that. Can you tell me how old it is?

A: This is a mark used by Sevres, a French porcelain factory outside of Paris, from 1845 to 1848. The number "47" in the mark indicates your plate was made in 1847. The symbols in the middle of the mark are mirror images of the intertwined letters "P" and "L." Some Sevres pieces made for royalty are marked with a destination mark. The Chateau des Tuileries has its own destination mark. We don't see any indication that it was made for the Tuileries Palace.

 

Tuileries Plate

 

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#1 Sevres Porcelinnevapurnell 2015-01-17 21:27
My Grandparents left a 40 piece place setting that was described as "the Duke's China", and always called Sevres. But the plates as Sevres-like as they are bear only an impressed Mark and a number. The number is 9600 with a small *), ony the asterisk is a blue dot as are the no ad the half circle. The imprint is an impressed circle, a circular indent and a u shape. Does anyone have any idea how I can find out more about the set? It also contains platters, tureens, an urn, etc

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