This is a pair of large wall hanging oval hard paste porcelain matching plaques, made in France, and dating to around 1930.
Each plaque is 17 ¾” high, 16” wide and about 1 ¾” deep.
There are two holes drilled at the top and each piece has hanging wire through these two holes.
The weight of each plaque is about 7 pounds.
Each bare breasted nude stands out on the plaque, as part of the mold, like a figurine. The nudes are dressed in flowing robes of pink and white and with accents of gold and pink enamel. Around the feet of leaves and pink flowers in raised relief. The partially clad females are Caucasian with long flowing blond hair and clear complexions.
The border edge in raised, like a picture frame and is colored in light gray. There are raised half circles in white with dots of gold trim. In four places around the border are raised scrolls in pink and gold.
There are no chips or cracks. There are some dirt smudges and some wear to the colors due to age. The back of one plaque has a separation in the porcelain, and this is not a crack, but is located directly behind a raised portion on the front and is due to the manufacturing process.
The back of each plaque has a number combination of 23164P hand enameled in red, along with the remnants of an old paper sticker.
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