Guillaume Tell, Sujets Musicaux Terre De Fer France Plate Signed Parry Vielle
Antique 1900s Sujets Musicaux Terre De Fer France Plate Signed by Parry Vielle, Guillaume Tell Opera Scenes, Limoges Ironstone Porcelain Plate Dish
Guillaume Tell is a French language opera in four acts by Italian composer Gioachino Rossini to a libretto by Victor Joseph Etienne de Jouy and L F Bis, based on Friedrich Schiller s play William Tell which drew on the William Tell legend. The opera was Rossini is last, although he lived for nearly 40 more years. Fabio Luisi said that Rossini planned for William Tell to be his last opera even as he composed it. The often performed overture in four sections features a depiction of a storm and a vivacious finale, the March of the Swiss Soldiers. Paris Opera archivist Charles Malherbe discovered the original orchestral score of the opera at a secondhand book seller s shop, resulting in its being acquired by the Paris Conservatoire.
Sujets Musicaux Terre de Fer France. Charming vintage French Terre de Fer ironstone porcelain plate depicting on musical subjects. This plates subject is the opera Guillaume Tell by Gioachino Rossini. 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 dont have a way to accurately date these.
In my research I have seen PV noted to mean Parry Vielle, an artisan associated to Limoges manufactures.
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: 330 grams / All dimensions are approximate
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