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Zell Baden Germany Majolica Water Lily Plate
A trio of raised, white water lilies float tranquilly on the aqua-blue background of this Majolica plate from Zell, Baden, Germany, numbered 2474. A large white bud tops the plate on a green stem that wraps around the rim. The peaceful, fluid movement is emphasized by the wide ribbon of green that reaches across the center with a flourish, and the winding ripples that seem to connect the floating lily pads.
This wonderful plate measures 10-inches in diameter.
It was made by Georg Schmider circa 1907 to 1928. The mark is the incised stamp of Georg Schmider of a stylized teacup containing the monogram GZS. The G and the Z are present, but the stamp was partially missed. There is also an incised 2474 and a mark that looks like an A turned on its side.
There are five places around the rim where the glaze was either missed or has worn away. There are six more of these spots on the back side of the rim. There is also a shallow 3/8-inch edge chip at the one o'clock position on the rim.
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