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Antique Bisque Portrait Plaque mounted on Velvet in Antique box frame

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Posted 4 years ago


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Hello All,
I picked this up a few months ago,....loved the portrait,( Raphael? ), and thought it was a handsome object framed. I haven't taken it apart, so I was hoping that someone on here might recognize this form of bisque porcelain portraiture.
The bust alone is approximately 4+1/2" inches high
ring a bell with anyone?
Thanks for taking a look,

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Is it Cristoforo Colombo?
    American interest?
    Might be onyx too, even glass forms are known: cast glass by James Tassie c.1800 are amazing.

    Check out this listing: amazing!
  2. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thank You Kevin!
    I hope your Winter has been kinder to you.
    We've had heat wave after heat wave,.......pretty awful.
    Should break by the week-end, we'll see.
    I hope that even the thought of it is a comforting warmth to you.
  3. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Kevin, I just got your comment. I think you're right, must be Cristoforo!
    I also wondered if it might be a carved and not a cast piece, may be right there, too!
    Thank You for giving it some thought,
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Hi Tony. It's going to be 72 degrees here is Sydney. Too hot for winter! It's 63 degrees at 9.30am. Global warming is a reality here too! I'm not a sceptic on the issue! I saw that the temps have been in the nineties: Very Familiar territory Down Under.
    By the by, if it's Columbus it looks like and idealised portrait, no?
  5. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Kevin, How on earth did you find it so quickly?!
    I'm amazed at you,
    Thank You!!!
  6. Budek Budek, 4 years ago
    Thanks for the loves, Blunderbull, Moonstonelover, & Freiheit!
  7. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    stunning Tony:)
  8. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
    Any Good Knights of Columbus member would have recognized the image of Christopher Columbus. Kevin, were you ever a KC member? RER (BOB)
  9. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 4 years ago
    Here is a full face image of Christopher Columbus done in 1892. RER (BOB)
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Hi Loumanal! No, not I. In Australia the Knights of Columbus are known by a different name ... The Knights of the Southern Cross. My father was a life long member and had lots of drinking mates according to my Mum. The family had strong connections with the Knights. I however was something of a 'lost soul'.
  11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 years ago

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