Group of two German porcelain portrait plaques. One depicts Madame Recamier (1777-1849), dressed in an elegant Regency style. This plaque is marked "Made in Germany" along the reverse, with an additional German inscription. The other plaque depicts a nude woman. Both housed in ornate gilt frames.(Nude) Unframed; height: 4 3/4 in x width: 3 1/2 in. Framed; height: 11 3/4 in x width: 7 1/2 in. (Woman in Dress) Unframed; height: 5 1/4 in x width: 4 in. Framed; height: 11 1/4 in x width: 8 3/4 in.
The plaques are in fine functional condition. As expected from their age, dust collected to the surface, particularly in recessed areas; discoloration and heavy wear throughout. The frames of both plaques have areas with cracks and glue residues from restoration attempts; some pieces along the extreme edges are lost. The plaque with a figure wearing a white dress, captured left in the lot listing, has a loss to gilt to its bottom part; there is a minute chip to the oval ring; above the oval ring, there is a loss to the frame; along its backside, there are networks of minute cracks throughout. The plaque with a nude figure, captured left, has a loss to the oval ring in its frame; the top part of the frame is over-sprayed possibly from restoration attempts; along the backside of the frame, there is a loss to the left top; there is an area that is discolored dark, along the backside of the plaque. There is a loss to gilt along the edge of the oval ring in both frames; Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any condition questions.
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