Once again we are fortunate to be able to offer to you a fine antique German Volkstedt jasper ware plaque dating from the 1890s to early 1900. What's more - this one is in mint condition!
Measuring 10 1/4" x 9" with a beautiful molded border and great 3-dimensionality in the figures, it is an amazing specimen to have survived more than 100 years! The cherubs fingers of the extended hand are amazing skinny and not a chip to be found!
Although there is no hanging wring the lip is big enough to hang it securely directly onto a hanging hook without the ring.
The woman who looks a siren straight out of a Homer tale, holds both her arms wide open with one hand holding a lute. She appears to be sitting on a ragged bunch of rocks and beautiful diaphonous fabric embraces her sumptuous curves. Her long tendrils are spread out and help to balance the scene. Flowers are scattered all over the plaque and are echoed in the border.
As an aside, we have had this subject several times before all by Volkstedt. Once we even had this in a very large round plaque that was finished in burnished gold highlights. We had this exact same one before as well, but it was in damaged condition. We are proud to be able to offer this one in such wonderful condition.
Also, for those that might not be very familiar with these types of plaques they are 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 much more beautiful than Wedgwood's!
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