Posted 12 years ago
As a continuation of my previous post; this is Art Nouveau plate #3. As you can see it has the same artist's mark on the back as plate #1 [white flowers] in the first post.
The plate has a different shaped border, and it is 5 3/4" wide point to point. It is also just a tad deeper.
Both of the artists seem to have well thought out signatures or logos, which leads me to believe that they were not amateurs. But; as you can see here, this mark can be looked at in two ways and convey different images. The one on the left looks as though it could be a stylized anchor with the initials "o p". When flipped as in the second image, the mark looks as though it could be that of a cartoonish animal face with the initials being " d o", and indeed this style of ink cartoon drawing was popular in the 20's and 30's.
I sure hope that someone out there has some knowledge to share about my little Art Nouveau plates.