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Very Rare Antique Jewelled Jasperware Plaque
What makes this gorgeous plaque rare, is the raised dots, otherwise known as "jewelling". Also the fact that it is multi-colored is very unusual. It doesn't hurt that the subject matter is a beautiful woman in profile in the style of Mucha! What would normally be white in most jasperware plaques, the contrasting color on the pale mint green ground is a pale pink/flesh color. The raised dots are blue, pink, and green. Please note that it was exceedingly difficult to capture the pink color with the camera.
The plaque dates from around 1900. It measures 6" x 3 3/4". Small but extremely beautiful and very decorative. Very likely made by Shafer & Vater, Germany.
Here, in profile view, a beautiful bejewelled woman carries a tray laden with a jewelled chalice and an abundance of grapes to someone unseen beyond the border of the plaque.
Listed separately is another plaque of these in a slightly different (darker) green and it is listed as (#2).
This plaque has a couple of tiny chips - one on the very bottom center point below the blue jewel and one on the upper right border edge of one of the two scallops and a few of missing 'jewels'.
We recently found and listed a jewelled jasperware Schafer & Vater (marked) box. The last photo shows it. It has since been sold.
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