Soup plate, c. 1805

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This soup plate is decorated with the Portuguese arms of António de Araújo de Azevedo, 1st Count da Barca (1754-1817). The Count was a writer and bibliophile and an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Lisbon. He was also a noted diplomat and served as Envoy Extraordinary to the Courts of the Hague and St. Petersburg, and Minister Plenipotentiary to the First French Republic between 1795 and 1801, later becoming Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and War. In 1814 he was Minister of Naval Affairs in Brazil, and in 1817, he became Prime Minister and Councilor of State also in Brazil.

Soup plate
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