This listing is for a pair of stunning Empire China Gibson Girl hand-painted portrait plates. This antique set features an image of the same beautiful woman in different poses. Both plates depict a very feminine brunette with upswept hair and a uniquely soft expression. Her deep-set brown eyes and shy smile exude vulnerability. Both images are framed with foliate gilt pattern that extends into a lovely emerald. The dark green in each piece fades towards the embossed, lobed/scalloped edges with heavy gilt rims. Both are signed by the artist, E Vettori, an artist who is known for capturing the beauty of his subjects. Excellent condition with slight wear and rubbing to the gilt. No crazing. The plates measure 10-1/2 inches. Marked “Empire China” and “623” in gold, which denotes production from 1900 to 1910.
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Antique Empire China E Vettori Signed Gibson Girl Portrait Plates