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Ceramic Plaque of Madonna & Baby Jesus in the Della Robbia Style

$ 45.00
This beautiful ceramic plaque measures 8 1/2" in diameter and 1" thick and depicts an image of the Virgin Mary and the Baby Jesus modeled in white presented against a blue background which is surrounded by a circular wreath of fruits. The edge has holes incised into the clay so that a ribbon or string can be inserted to hang it on the wall. Marked "168 Italy" on the back. It has a couple of manufacturing flaws, such as drying lines on the back edge and some glaze pops on the blue surface. There is a small flake on the tip of Mary's nose and one flake on a grape on the border.

Luca Della Robbia was a 15th century Italian Renaissance sculptor from Florence, Italy who was noted for his terra cotta roundels with religious themes.

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