Great vintage Matador and Bull Tray or Plaque is JUMBO SIZED - 20 ½" long x 13 ½" wide x 2 ½" high.
This Hanging Plaque has been carved out of ONE solid piece of wood. Just about everything wooden now a days is made from small pieces of wood glued together. It's really nice to see and appreciate such a large beautiful piece of wood. A deep rich dark brown stain with darker tones at the edges is the background on which a vivid bright painting of a Matador and a bull at a bull fight
The bull is charging at the matador who has skillfully and gracefully raised his cape over the bull.
Painted colors are clear and bright.
Handles have been carved into each long side. The top of the bowl has been painted with gold which extends down into the bowl between ¼" to ½".
Condition is pretty darn good, commensurat4e with age. The wood is solid with no cracks and has been gently varnished. There are several scratches that you can see if you fiddle around with it in the light. These do not detract from the beauty of the piece. Some show in the photo of the plaque being held. Look at the center of the bulls back and you will see where some scratching has occurred. There is also a mark from placing drinks near the matador's knee. To the left of the red mark. You have to play with the light to see this also. When viewing either looking down if it were to be placed upon a table, or when hung upon a wall, it looks fantastic.
The back has heavy duty staples with wire attached so that it can be used as a plaque and hung on a wall. These staples protrude slightly through the front of the plaque. You can see this in 2 pictures. I only noticed this when I ran my finger over them. AS you can see they blend pretty well into the background.
A great piece of wood ware plus a great painted scene. It weighs about 2 lbs.
Sorry, but I don't know what type of wood this is.
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