WOW! Rarely will you see such a MASSIVE wall T&V (Tressemann & Vogt) Wall Plaque (Charger). This beauty is almost 18 inches in diameter, and it is in PERFECT CONDITION. Such LARGE examples of Porcelain often fall victim to bangs and bruises over the past century or so, but this one OBVIOUSLY has been HIGHLY VALUED... and protected from damage of any kind.
Such a beauty this woman is...her skin tones are all peaches and cream, and her expression is sweet, but NOT VACANT....She is intelligent and gazing directly out at her audience, as if she was just reading her favorite book of poetry and paused to give attention to a visitor. I am particularly fond of this piece, as examples of women that highlight intelligence over physical attributes are rare...and while she is CERTAINLY LOVELY, she is modestly dressed..her richly garbed and bejeweled personage bespeaks her status as a woman of means and class. Many of my LOVELY LADY portraits are nudes, and are not exactly "child appropriate"; but, this one can be displayed anywhere.
This beauty is painted on a T&V (Tressemann & Vogt) Limoges blank, and is marked with T&V mark #7, underglaze white ware mark in green, initials with "LIMOGES, FRANCE," circa 1892- 1907, probably the latter part of period.
The subject matter of this Plaque is that of a Young Beauty with an open book in front of her, and a stack of books to the side. The background appears to have stacked books as well...perhaps we have caught her in the midst of researching some special topic. She looks very naturalistic, despite the fact that she is wearing bold jewelry, and has a stiff but lacy period ruff framing her neck and face. Her gown is painted to look like velvet, and the background of mauve accents the mauve and purple colors in her clothing. One of the stacked books has been signed by the VERY TALENTED ARTIST, "Carrie P. Earnest". There is little to no wear on this fine antique, and seems to have been perpetually cabinet displayed as a proud possession should be.
Size: approximately 17 3/4 inches in diameter, and about 3/4 inches tall.
Condition: EXCELLENT condition! No chips, cracks, crazing, rubs, or hairlines.
Marks: T&V (Tressemann & Vogt) Mark #7, underglaze white ware mark in green, initials with "LIMOGES, FRANCE," circa 1892- 1907, probably the latter part of period.
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