A deep green-blue velvety matte glaze is the perfect backdrop for so much gold! Stylized grapes vine around the center. Notice all of the black pen work cross-hatching at the center. Talk about patience! This wall plaque was hand painted at White's Art Studio in Chicago between 1914-1923. It is signed by artist BEN. White's Art Co. was a direct competitor to the china painting companies such as Pickard and Stouffer in the early 1900's. The work produced by White's is considered to be equal to Pickard, and dare I say even better in certain patterns!
The blank for this plaque is lovely on its own. It is from JPL Limoges, France, and has an embossed, scrolled edge. This plaque measures just under 13" diameter, and stands about 1-1/2" high at the rim. It has factory holes drilled in the base rim underneath, and a hanging wire.
It is in extremely fine condition. Even the gold and the green matte is in super condition with no loss or scratching. This is a very well-designed pattern, with deep, rich colors.