This is a rare 19th Century or early 20th Century Volkstedt bisque/porcelain figural wall plaque in matt finish. This is one of the best high relief plaques I have seen and is museum quality. Please see the companion piece listed as T239. This item was made C 1895.
I have recently identified this German plaque as being volkstedt and a set of 4 was sold at Christies auction house. . This is 1 of 4 plaques depicting the seasons. The entire set was sold at auction in 1998 in England and fetched over $4,500 U.S. dollars.
The subject of this plaque depicts a mother with child offering the mother something to drink. The mother and child are sitting on top of a large rock in an open field . The mother is also holding a staff in her hand. Please see the companion pieces to this plaque for a picture of the 4 plaques sold at Christies. I can only add 9 pictures so was unable to show the 4 plaques as a set. Any questions please email me.
This item is superbly painted with enamel and the painting is exceptionally executed. This figural plaque is a classic example of perfection in design, painting and overall appearance.
This plaque is not marked but documented. . I date this from around 1900 or earlier. No cracks or repairs.
The plaque is approximately 11 inches round and the round base is 1/2 inches in depth . Colors are crisp and vivid.
I have provided several pictures. Please note: one of her hands is missing 4 fingers, but does not detract from this piece. Any questions please email me.
Item ID: T249
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