Oval medallion with relief profile portrait of Le Princesse de Lamballe (1749-1792), Daughter of the Prince de Savoie-Carignano. Married Stanislaus, Prince de Lambelle in 1767 with him dying a year later. Marie Antoinette made her superintendent of the household with a relationship and intimate companionship which was interpreted as lesbian in anti royalist lampoons emanating from the Palais Royal. She escaped to England in 1791, she later returned to Paris to share the Queen's imprisonment in the Temple, Refusing to take an oath against the monarchy she was lynched, her head paraded on a spike and her heart eaten.

Le Princesse de Lamballe

Wedgwood

About 1790