After Leonard Morel Ladeuil, Elkington & Co.

English Victorian Copper Silverplate Plaque

Circa 1890 - 1893


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Plaque of silver plated copper, crafted by Elkington & Co. after model by Leonard Morel Ladeuil.

  • Later frame, covered in plexiglass.
  • Repoussé depicts a court surrounded by garlanded Ionic columns, vases of flowers, where a Pompeiian lady, just from the bath, reclines seminude on her couch, while her handmaidens perform her toilet, one ties on her sandal, another binds her locks with a chain, and a third stands ready with a robe.
  • Elkington & Co a significant and highly respected English silver firm, known for elctroplating, patented the first commercial electroplating process and held Royal Warrants for Queen Victoria, King Edward VI, King George V, King Edward VIII and King George VI.
  • French born master goldsmith and sculptor, Leonard Morel-Ladeuil (1820 - 1888), went to work for Elkington in 1859 and worked there for a total of 23 years. 
  • After a model originally designed and conceived in silver by Morel-Ladeuil for the 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition where the plaque received high praise.
  • Versions of this plaque also form part of the collections of The National Museum of Scotland (A.1878.21.2), The Victoria and Albert Museum (M.221-2011), The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh and The New Orleans Museum of Art.
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Wear to electro plating, can see copper.

Height: 2 inches / 5.08 cm
Diameter: 15.5 inches / 39.37 cm

Plaque Diameter 13. inches / 33.02 cm

Copper, Silver Plate, Plexiglass
Decorative Style
Traditional Style
Country of Origin
United Kingdom
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