Antique 1900s Sujets Musicaux Terre De Fer France Plate, La muette de Portici
Antique 1900s Sujets Musicaux Terre De Fer France Plate, La muette de Portici Opera Scenes, Vintage French Ironstone Porcelain Plate
La muette de Portici, The Dumb Girl of Portici, or The Mute Girl of Portici, also called Masaniello in some versions, is an opera in five acts by Daniel Auber, with a libretto by Germain Delavigne, revised by Eugene Scribe. The work has an important place in music history as the earliest French grand opera. It is also known for its role in the Belgian Revolution of 1830.
Sujets Musicaux Terre de Fer France. Charming vintage French Terre de Fer ironstone porcelain plate depicting on musical subjects made in a folk Art Nouveau style. This plates subject is the opera La muette de Portici by Daniel Auber. This piece of European 1900s decoration is hand painted with colorful details and was very popular at late Victorian Period. The size of this plate or dish is near of a luncheon or a bread plate but most probably that the original use was just for wall decoration. I have seen these plates dated from 1880 to 1930. I really don’t have a way to accurately date these.
Condition: Has a few utensil marks visible under a bright light. Otherwise these plates are in excellent condition only a small amount of wear on the gold rim. The beauty and rarity of this set speaks for itself. Please examine the pictures carefully and reach out with any questions or to request more pictures.
Diameter: 8.25" inches / Weight: 335 grams / All dimensions are approximate