This porcelain plate was made at Andre-Marie Leboeuf in Vincennes, France, circa 1777-1868. The plate is beautifully and meticulously hand painted with initials of Queen Marie Antoinette. It measures 26cm in diameter. Excellent antique condition with slight gilding ware. This factory was established in 1776 by Andre-Marie Leboef. In 1777, Leboeuf secured the protecting patronage of the Queen Marie Antoinette, who gave him the right to mark his china with her monogram or initial. She gave him further encouragement by ordering from him some of the china for The Pavillon of Belvedere & her dairy at Versailles, and also various choice pieces which she gave to her friends as presents. Of course, the courtiers were bound to go and buy porcelain in this factory. He received an annual income of 2,400 livres for the life of the company. From this royal patronage and the great popularity his work enjoyed, Leboeuf's china came to be known as "Porcelain a la Reine." The factory had a few salesrooms one called the Petit Dunkerque kept by Granchez was one of the Queens favorite shops, Furthermore, Duban, the merchant faience maker sold the Queens porcelain.
Manufacture： Andre-Marie Leboeuf in Vincennes