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Armorial Plate

This is an interesting plate made by Meissen in the mid 19th century. It has a very nice armorial / coat of arms to the top for Count Glam Callas with the rest of the edge having a nice royal blue ground color with a bit of gilding to it. Gold trim around the well of the plate. The center has the same blue and gold combo and the words Recte Faciendo Neminem Time. (for timeas or timeo)in a loop with a belt like look to it. This same central design was also used for a plate I once owned for the Order of the Garter award so maybe they are linked through that!?! The Latin words sare an old medieval and Christian knightly motto and it translates to: “By doing right, shall fear no one”- roughly: Safe by doing the right thing. As for the Armorial: Count Eduard Clam Gallas 1805-1891 was a general who received the miltary order of St Theresa, the highest order in Austria. in 1865 he was Imperial Hofmeister (House master to the Emperor). The powerful Von Gallas family were from northern Bohemia. Johan Wenzel Von Gallas built a palace in Prague in the early 18th Century. When the male line died out, Christian Philip Von Clam inherited estates from his uncle in 1757, and the Clam-Gallas line was created. You can see the arms above the massive doors to the palace, the family seat. Beethoven and Mozart performed concerts here for the family, parents of Eduard. Quite the impressive family! The plate is marked with the under glaze blue crossed swords mark on the underside as shown as well as an impressed number 8 (I think). The plate is 1.375 inches tall and 9.5 inches in diameter. It is in superb condition with one light mark in the blue area at around 7 o'clock. Please email me for more information or other pictures.

Price is $999
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