This plaque is done in the manner of Volkstedt or Schafer & Vater. We have seen this scarce plaque before with "Germany" stamped on reverse. Both of these German companies were known to not always stamp their pieces uniformly with complete markings, so the markings are generally random with whatever got stamped, got stamped at that time, & whatever didn't -- didn't.Clearly they sent them out for export all over the world... Many often confuse the German Jasperware pieces as English Wedgewood. This one is confirmed German & most likely out of the aforementioned two, it would be Volkstedt.
In Germany, this style was called "Jugendstil, " or the young, new style. The organic, flowing design here is also reminiscent of the 18th C. Rococo period, whose influences are evident in the Nouveau style.
This antique plaque was likely made by Volkstedt, Triebner, Ens & Co. Volkstedt is located near the famous city of Rudolstadt, and the porcelain heritage of this region began in the 18th Century.
In fact, hard-paste porcelain was re-discovered in this area independently of the experiments at Meissen, in Saxony, Germany. Porcelain production began at Volkstedt in 1760, predating French factories such as Limoges. The exquisite detail work is breath-taking with amazing delicate hands & fingers & incredible 3-Dimensional facial details to all 4 faces!!! CONDITION: APPEARS FLAWLESS & READY TO PROUDLY HANG! NO CHIPS, CRACKS, BREAKS, OR REPAIRS.
ANY INCONSISTENCIES NI BLUE SURFACE ARE AS TO BE EXPECTED FACTORY AS-MADES. Please see photos & scans for exact condition and details.Please see attached pics & make all inquiries prior to purchasing. 1905 Volkstedt Blue German Jasperware Bisque Plaque Maiden & Cherubs Dancing" is in sale since Sunday, October 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\German".
The seller is "seb9" and is located in Mentor, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.