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Large Crown Derby Porcelain Plaque

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Item Details

  • Width:
    22 Inches
  • Height:
    27 Inches
  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    Germany/Prussia
 A rare and significant 19th-century hand-painted porcelain plaque produced by the renowned English porcelain factory Royal Crown Derby. Painted by artist G. Landgraf, this large plaque depicts a tranquil Tudor-style scene of maternal watchfulness. Plaques of this size and beauty were showcased at the 1851 Great Exhibition in London and represent the very finest in 19th-century porcelain art.

Signed Landgraf Derby and marked on back by Derby's crowned interlaced D's printed in red.Circa 1880

27" high x 22" wide

Porcelain plaques of this era are highly desirable works of art that retain their original quality much longer than oil or watercolors. The difficult firing process that the ceramic paints undergo prevents them from losing luster or darkening with time, and the flat smooth surface of the porcelain allows the artist to display superb details and shading. Due to the difficulty of producing porcelain slabs larger than 12 square inches, plaques of this size were costly and very few were made. G. Landgraf was widely known as a figure painter, active at the famous English Derby factory from 1880 to 1885. Only the best artist would attempt the porcelain medium due to its high level of difficulty, and Landgraf was one such artist, as demonstrated in this exceptional piece.

 References:
 Godden's Guide to European Porcelain, 1993, Geoffrey A. Godden
 Sotheby's Concise Encyclopedia of Porcelain, 1990, David Battie

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