Made by the monks of the historic Vessra Abbey (Kloster Vessra,) of Thuringia, Germany, this Hand Painted Plate is ringed with ethereal Pink Tulips. This coupe-shaped plate has a lovely design of five life-like pink tulips circling the rim. Each open blossom is painted in shades ranging from pale pink to a deep rose and waving on a narrow stalk of green. Yellow stamens peek out from among the petals. The curving green stems define the rim in an Art Nouveau-style scallop pattern of gold that extends onto a single curled leaf at each tulip and carries over onto the outer rim.
The plate measures 8-inches in diameter.
The Vessra Abbey was founded in the 1130s and had a rich history through the centuries. The plate is marked in orange with the image of the Monastery in a circle with the initials P.V. followed by "Germany HandPainted." This mark was used during the time that porcelain was produced at the Abbey between 1892 and 1921.
There is wear consistent with age. This is mainly along the gold on the outside edge. There are also expected small surface scratches that do not mar the design. There are no chips or cracks.
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