La Gondole D’amour (The Gondola of Love)
From our Cermics collection, we are delighted to offer this KPM La Gondole D’amour Porcelain Plaque. The plaque of rectangular form with a gilt beaded frame and coral mount depicting La Gondole D’amour. La Gondole D’amour translates to The Gondola of Love and was originally painted by the Italian artist Ignace Spiridon (1848–1930), it shows a gondola in the middle of a river with a cupid like cherub at the helm and two lovers laying to the rear of the gondola. The rear of the plaque has been left open to view the incised sceptre KPM mark, number 255195 and two further manufacturing marks. The plaque dates to the late 19th century Circa 1870.
KPM (Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur – The Royal Porcelain Factory) in Berlin was founded in 1763 Frederick the Great (King Frederick II). Its actual origins, however, lie in three private enterprises which, under crown patronage, were trying to establish the production of “white gold” (porcelain) in Berlin from the mid-18th century onwards.The company logo is a sceptre, which is stamped (painted prior to 1837) or incised on every piece. All painted pieces produced by KPM are also signed by the painter. KPM is still producing porcelain today.
Measurements Frame 41cm x 34.5cm Plaque Approximately 20.5cm Wide x 18cm (16.14 x 13.58, 8.07 x 7.08 Inches)
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