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The colors of both the frame and plaque are deep, rich and warm. The lovely porcelain plaque depicts a seated Mary embracing the Christ child, while young John the Baptist devoutly watches. This plaque is appropriately housed in a highly carved Renaissance style solid wood frame with intricate designs of acanthus leaves and scrolls, and with angelic female faces in each corner. This frame has similar details to the frame on Raphael's original artwork of this Madonna. The plaque is after Italian Renaissance artist Raphael's.
Dating to 1514 and presently housed in Florence, Italy. The tender, natural looking embrace of the Mother and Child, and the harmonious grouping of the figures, have made this one of Raphael's most popular Madonnas.The isolated chair leg is reminiscent of papal furniture, which has led to the assumption that Leo X commissioned the original painting. The plaque is circular shaped and hand painted with polychrome and enamel, with some raised decoration on Mary's dress. It features extremely fine detailing.
It is unsigned, as many of the Florence shop plaques were. There are a couple of incised marks on the back, including "200", and hand written paper labels with "200R/1287". Overall good condition that displays beautifully. Plaque is in very good condition throughout with lovely colors.Frame has had various wear and repairs, consistent with age and use. There are a few small pieces missing which can be seen in the pictures. It appears that the previous owner glued a few small pieces back onto the frame and added some stain where pieces are missing. In one small area, the owner used shiny glue (noted in picture 4). Fortunately, this was in one small area and doesn't distract. A small stress crack, on the wooden band surrounding the plaque, is noted in picture 4 by an arrow. This type of crack is common in old wood as it adjusts over the years & is indicative of old age.
All of the wood appears to be hand carved and no two pieces, including the female faces, are alike. It is obvious that someone spent a lot of time assembling this delicate frame. There is a hanging wire on the back of the frame. There are also old tape marks on the back where it appears that a previous owner taped the round plaque cover.The cover is made of original brittle cardboard and is held in place by small nails. The remainder of the back of the plaque is wood. Frame measures 18.5" High x 15.25" Wide x 2 Deep. Plaque opening measures 7.5 diameter in front view. It measures 8 diameter out of frame.
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We will do our absolute best to list items as accurately as possible but we are not experts on all that we list. Please have patience with the postal system.Txzj pxzj8915 txzj-11 txzj-4 txzj71 txzj115. The item "ANTIQUE ORNATE WOOD FRAMEKPM Style MADONNA PORCELAIN PLAQUE 15x18Beautiful" is in sale since Wednesday, September 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Picture Frames".
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