An antique porcelain plate features a center portrait area of a monk or friar tuning a violin. There is a flow blue scalloped rim with gold stenciling that surrounds the portrait area. Friar portraits on porcelain were popular in the late Victorian period; being depicted in different settings to evoke common folk past times and daily life.
The crown hallmark with Monbijou as the mold name is from the Rosenthal Selb factory and tells us that this piece was manufactured c. 1896.
Measuring just shy of 9 inches in diameter this portrait piece is in outstanding antique condition. A truly charming piece!
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