This item is a fabulous HAND PAINTED HERALDIC CREST in Carved Frame. It is a lovely item with good, bright paint and and good age. The inscription at the top roughly translates into: "The coat of Arms of the Family of Walter Koller in the winter of 1889. The plaque is carved to give the impression that it's mounted in a carved frame but it is one plank. The plaque measures 21 1/4" by 11 1/2"W.