White bone china luncheon plate; c. 1860s; 78/45


Te Manawa


White bone china luncheon plate

About this object

White bone china luncheon plate, from Emilie Monrad, c. 1860s, wife of Bishop Monrad. There is a deep pink band around the edge, with a gold line each side and around the bowl.

Date Made

c. 1860s

Medium and Materials

Bone china, gilding

Inscription and Marks

Monogrammed in gold with the initials "EM" on the pink border. The back has the blue printed number '136'.


7H0 mm x W320 mm x D340 mm

Subject and Association Description

The plate belonged to the donor's great grandmother, Emilie Monrad, wife of Bishop Ditlev Gothard Monrad. Bishop Monrad of the Lutheron church was also a well know scholar who became the Prime minister of Denmark . However his role ended suddenly after Denamrk lost the 1864 war to the German Confederation which led to him and his family to emigrate to New Zealand in 1866. They settled in Karere in the Manawatu but in 1869 Bishop Monrad and his wife decided to return to Denmark. Just before this he dontaed his collection of 600 prints of Eurpoean Masters to the Colonial Museum in Wellington (now Te Papa).

Named Collection

Collection of Te Manawa Museums Trust

Credit Line

Donated by Mr Conrad Frieboe and Mrs Inger Walter.

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