This Volkstedt plaque, ca. 1890s-1906 is in minty condition (slight layer of dust) and has the following elements that all together make this is an extraordinary plaque: angels, dolphin (sea creature), beautiful semi-nude, and an ornate baroque border.
Overlooking the entire scene is a winged cherubic faced angel. As the woman rides the waves in the wake of the dolphin, another angel strews flowers ahead of her. The beautiful woman's breasts are bear and her diaphonously draped bottom half floats around her as does a long piece of the fabric which she waves above her. This and the roiling, foaming waves help to create the feeling of movement and makes this particular composition very appealing and dynamic.
Remarkable that every facet has survived intact over the last 100+ years! The original hanging ring is in place. On the reverse is the Volkstedt mark and the word 'Germany' in blue. Along the top edge are impressed numbers which are probably inventory or size/type indicators from the factory.
It measures approx. 10 3/4" x 8"
We have had variations of this particular plaque before in light green like this one, deep green, Wedgwood blue, and pale blue. All are beautiful.
We have used up our quota of 9 photos in this listing so we could not show you any examples of how well the various sizes, shapes, and colors of these jasperware plaques display together but other examples are on our shop site so please browse through them all.
NOTE: If you like this plaque then you will probably like the matching (!!) planter separately listed. Although the plaque is very, very fine, the planter is very, very rare! And...as a functional as well as decorative piece, and because the planter has some very rare elements (sepia tone, gold trim) you might well find a home for it also!!
If you were the pending buyer of this item, go to <a href="http://www.rubylane.com/ni/info/myaccount">My Account</a> to view, track and check payment for this item.
Unique, Beautiful & Often Quirky - Always Searching for the Best - Especially Affordable Enamels
1st Class Shipping for Jewelry is FREE (does not include insurance or signature confirmation)