Antique Art Nouveau Jasperware Plaque Bare Breasted Beauty Emerges from Water Lily

We now have 3 of these plaques while we sold one last year before knowing that these were part of a series. Each plaque shares some common elements although no two are alike. The borders are similarly shaped yet very different. They feature long leafy edges which are done in three dimensional form and emerge from the surface of the background. Each features a contrasting beautiful long-haired woman who is hardly clad in a diaphonously draped cloth. Sometimes she holds on to the corners of the cloth and sometimes it is allowed to flow easily around her legs. Her long tresses flow around her.

This one shows the bare-breasted woman reaching upwards and holding onto the corners of her see-through garment. She coyly looks over her right shoulder while doing this.

She is posted 'en pointe' - on tippy toes emerging from a fully opened water lily blossom.

The top tip of the border is topped by a cattail and right below that some shaggy seed heads of the border reeds. Clearly a water scene.

Make sure to see her 'sister' plaques listed separately (the last photo shows this one alongside the other recently listed one).

There are no maker's marks evident on back or front of the plaque. Clearly of Volkstedt Germany quality, it also bears a Volkstedt-like metal hanging ring (slightly overpainted with white paint).

This plaque as well as the others we have are in excellent condition with no damages whatsoever.

It is 13" high not counting the hanging ring. 6 1/2" across the widest part.

Item ID: twt3168

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$525 USD

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