This is a sweet little decorative wall plate by the Danish designer Bjørn Wiinblad for German porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal.
It is finely decorated with Wiinblad's fairytale illustrations for the series "Aladdin and Wonder (or Magic) Lamp". They all date to the late 1970s.
I have a number of these in my store - as photographed.
This plate is one of a series of 12. They all reveal the story of Aladdin, The folk tale (from the 1001 NIghts) tells how an impoverished young man called Aladdin is recruited by a sorcerer to retrieve a magical oil lamp from a distant cave.
He is hoodwinked by the sorcerer and finds himself trapped in the cave. Fortunately, Aladdin has also been given a magic ring and when he rubs his hands in despair, he inadvertently rubs the ring, and a djinni appears who whisks him back home.
Aladdin is still holding the grubby old lamp when he gets home. When his mother tries to clean it, a second, far more powerful djinni appears, who is bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp.
With the aid of the djinni of the lamp, Aladdin becomes rich and powerful and ends up marrying the beautiful Princess Badroulbadour, the Sultan's daughter.
This plate is No. 8 in the series. The subject shows: Aladdin's Mother Bringing the Sultan Fruit from the Enchanted Garden
It is unboxed but in excellent vintage condition with no damages.
There is no loses to the gilding on the design. The blue background colour - is a lot darker (almost blue-black) in "real life".
Dimensions: just over 6 inches in diameter.
There is a little built-in plate hanger on the reverse - so you can hang it straight onto your wall.
The price to send will be £4.95 - but this will be capped at this price if you wish for more than one item. Any postage over-payments will be promptly refunded to you.
UK Posting Only. A fair price for these pretty vintage Scandinavian ceramics.