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Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century

Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
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  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
  • Antique Pair Berlin KPM Plaques of Madonna & Child and Jesus Late 19th Century
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Price: £1,550.00
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This is a finely painted pair of beautiful KPM Berlin Plaques by Raphael Santi and J. Hofman and, circa 1885 in date

One plaque depicts the Sistine Madonna and Child and the other Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane, each titled on the reverse and within the original antique ebonised frames with ormolu beading.


Condition:

The plaques and the frames both in excellent condition, with only minor signs of wear commensurate with age and use,  please see photos for confirmation.  

Dimensions in cm:

Height 26 x Width 21 x Depth 4 - Frame

Dimensions in inches:

Height 10 inches x Width 8 inches x Depth 2 inches - Frame

The Royal Porcelain Factory in Berlin German: Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin, abbreviated as KPM, also known as the Royal Porcelain Manufactory Berlin and whose products are generally called Berlin porcelain, was founded in 1763 by King Frederick II of Prussia (known as Frederick the Great). Its actual origins, however, lie in three private enterprises which, under crown patronage, were trying to establish the production of "white gold" (i.e. porcelain) in Berlin from the mid-18th century onwards.
 
The company logo is a cobalt blue sceptre, which is stamped painted prior to 1837 on every piece. All painted pieces produced by KPM are signed by the painter. KPM is still producing to this day; each piece of dishware and decorative porcelain is entirely unique.
 
KPM has produced a number of dishware forms and porcelain figurines throughout its history. Some forms have hardly changed their shape in over 200 years of production. Frederick the Great, who, as the owner, jokingly referred to himself as his own "best customer", was under the spell of the Rococo style during his life; a culmination of this artistic style can be seen in his castles.
 
To this day, the most successful designs of the 1930s are the Urbino, Urania and Arkadia (originally a tea set designed in honor of KPM's 175th anniversary) created by Trude Petri. The Arkadia medallions were created by Siegmund Schütz and the Urania set (with the same basic form as the Arkadia) did not enter production until after the war, as was also the case with the Arkadia table set. Porcelain figurines of different styles corresponding to each era have always been created under the guidance of the master workshop, including the modern animal sculptures, such as the miniature Buddy Bear or the Knut Bear.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

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