Posted 7 years ago
I was lucky enough to be out today, in the humid, but bearable, Summer heat.
This is one of my finds,.......was at an estate sale, ( the home was extremely humble but the contents were jewel-like ).
This plate caught my eye immediately and I hesitated taking it from the wall when I noticed the repairs, but in it's spell I couldn't resist for long, and once it was in my hands it was a part of my experience,....so I had to buy it. The woman came down quite a bit on the price, that was further inducement.
It measures 9+1/4" inches in diameter.
The portrait is wonderful,.....I thought Dante, but probably not. I know someone in Australia with an inexhaustible thinking cap and an extremely generous nature who could probably tell me more about it:).
That ribbon, it says something, you can almost make the letters out, but it eludes me.
Lots of staple repairs visible from the back, no mark, darkly rich color with a nice metallic sheen.
Happy to share anything so beautiful,
Thanks for looking and best to all,