This antique German jasperware plaque in a medium olive green with beautifully sculpted white elements is a knockout.
The composition shows a diaphonously draped beautiful woman being handed an arrow by cupid while to her bottom right is a cherub with two lovebirds on a tether! Above and to her left is another cherub strewing flowers. Clearly, love is in the air surrounding this damsel!
The plaque is signed in the lower left with impressed initials HR. On the reverse it is marked 'Germany' along with two impressed numbers. The numbers probably indicate size and mold type.
Certainly of the quality of Volkstedt, probably the best of the German makers of these type of plaques, this one was probably intended to be framed. Instead of a central top hanging ring, it has a shallow rim with small holes pierced that would adhere it to a frame. Alternatively though, a wire could be added through the hole on the top edge so it could be hung.
The condition is superb. No damages whatsoever to anything - all fingers and toes are beautifully in place. On the left side edge there is chip that in no way shows are affects the framability or displayability of this plaque.
The plaque measures 12" x 6 1/2" x 3/8".
Please note that these type of plaques are often mistaken for Wedgwood. Jasperware plaques like this one 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 even more beautiful than Wedgwood's!
Also, please note that we have several of these gorgeous jasperware plaques for sale. All have different themes. Please view all of them as each is very unique but they will all display fabulous well together. Some of those listings had room for a photo of sample groupings.
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