A year or so ago we had this same plaque but in damaged condition. We are very proud to offer this one in excellent condition!
This Volkstedt plaque, ca. 1890s-1906 is in minty condition (slight layer of dust) and it has many elements that taken all together make this is an extraordinary plaque.
It has an a wonderful floral baroque border which contains a more staid view of a lovely young woman sitting on a stone bench reading an love letter that has been presented to her by Cupid who hovers nearby with a spray of flowers and the envelope in hand.
The park-like scene features beautiful foliage and trees. Delicate tendrils and flowers are scattered throughout.
We think this is an early mold because of the crispness of the details. Simply wonderful.
Also, this is a huge plaque. It measures 13 1/4" x 10 1/4". It is very 3-dimensional and is 2" deep.
Often mistaken for Wedgwood, jasperware plaques like this were made to emulate Wedgwood jasperware. Because many of the best Volkstedt ones feature flowing cherubs and female figures, they are considered by many to be more beautiful than Wedgwood's!
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