Magnificent Royal Vienna 1900's Hand Painted "Maiden Crowned with Laurel Leaf" 9-1/4" Portrait Plate by the Artist, "Greiner"
Fresh from a Kentucky Estate is this vintage & outstanding vintage, circa 1900, hand painted Portrait Plate of a Maiden Crowned with a Laurel Wreath
A Laurel Wreath crown is one of the oldest designs in history, and are often seen with an assortment of either flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs which then form a circular crown. The Olympian Greek God, Apollo, who considered the Laurel Tree sacred, is often represented wearing a laurel wreath on his head. A laurel wreath is a symbol of victory and honor. Of course the most famous wearers of the laurel wreath were Julius Caesar and Napoleon.
The gorgeous Royal Vienna vintage hand painted Portrait Plate, which measures 9-1/4" wide, has been lavishly decorated, in great detail, with a dazzling "Portrait of A Maiden Crowned with a Laurel Leaf" wearing an attractive light blue dress with her beautiful wavy auburn hair. A brilliant heavy gilded fire gold band encircles the beautiful Portrait with deep iridescent and heavy beaded and intricate gold leafing and displaying incredible beauty.
The wonderful Royal Vienna hand painted "Maiden" Plate is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the extensive and brilliant gilded fire gold approaching pristine.
The exquisite hand painted "Maiden" Portrait Plate displays a backside "Beehive" with "Germany" in script. The beautiful Plate is titled "Babies birthday". The outstanding piece of art has been signed by the Artist, "Greiner".
My photos hardly do justice to the incredible beauty of this vintage hand painted Royal Vienna Portrait Plate. Please do view my Photos.
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NOTE: All Photos were shot outside in Natural Lighting in several settings.
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