This beautiful baby boy is really an angel! He is shown floating in the clouds with his arms full of freshly harvested grapes. The significance eludes me, however, my best guess is that the grapes are a device to identify this view as representative of the fall season grape harvest.
This cherub's face is absolutely precious. His bright blue eyes are mesmerizing. His sash is handpainted with deep purple daisy-like flowers the same as the sister plaque's garb and that feature along with the same size and shape helps to relate these two to one another.
He is in MINT condition. (Please note that we just added a photo that shows a very detailed closeup of the top right leaf because it could look like it is chipped but the detail closeup shows the serrations of the leaf edge to show that it is not damaged in any way).
The plaque features the typical heavy brass hanging ring used by the Volkstedt company. As there is no maker's mark, it is impossible to positively identify this as being made by Volkstedt, but the style, workmanship, and that hanging ring certainly point in that direction. There is an impressed number '17' on the top rim of the plaque. We think that is an indicator of size.
The large size certainly makes for great impact. The plaque measures 12" x 10 1/2" x 2 1/2" deep. Ca. 1900. Again...this plaque is in mint condition.
The next to last photo shows a group of jasperware and porcelain plaques hung all together to make for an interesting grouping. That is to give you some idea of how versatile these plaques can be to make an extraordinary arrangement. We pride ourselves on providing unique and wonderful Volkstedt and other jasperware plaques for sale. If you have the time, please peruse the several we have listed.