With each of the three shapes displayed here in the Viceroy of New Spain Collection even with the highly magnified views available on the right, it is hard to comprehend how such artistry could have been achieved.

As with those in the Queen Charlotte Royal collection quipped with only basic hand tools available in 1790 Canton China, how could it have been done? Truly amazing artistry!

As you scroll over the image on the right of the square jewel, on the one side we have the simply unbelievable detail of the full quarterly arms of Miguel Jose de Azanza the Duke of Santa Fe, Viceroy of New Spain (Mexico) and to the reverse the monogram MJA.

You’ll see clearly the distinctive famous outer border pattern know as the ‘Charlotte border’ being the same as those pieces that were commissioned by King George III of Great Britain & Ireland earlier in 1780 for his wife Queen Charlotte.

Compared side by side, it is possible to believe that these pieces made for Miguel Jose de Azanza was etched by the same talented Chinese craftsman circa 1790.

 Extremely rare, exquisite artifacts of historical significance.

For more information on the Duke of Santa Fe see below.

Counter 4.5 cm x 3.2 cm

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Miguel Jose de Azanza

Duke of Santa Fe - Viceroy of New Spain {Mexico}

Born in Navarre Spain in 1746, Miguel Jose de Azanza was a Spanish politician and diplomat.

In 1771 he became a cadet in the Lombardy infantry regiment in Spain and in 1781 took part in the siege of Gibraltar. He left the military to take up a diplomatic career. Between 1784 and 1786 he was secretary of the Spanish embassy in Saint Petersburg and charge d’affaires in Berlin.

In 1793 he was Spanish Minister of War under Prime Minister Manual de Godoy.

On October 19, 1796 Azanza was named viceroy of New Spain {Mexico} where he served until 1800.

Returning to Spain he was Minister of the Treasury for King Ferdinand VII and member of the supreme junta that governed in the King’s absence.