This is one of a series of VERY RARE painted designs for decorations for Georgian plates.
All my rare ornament watercolour studies (shown below) are for decorative borders on ceramic plates - and are specialist collector pieces.
They all date from around 1825 (King George IV or Regency period in England) and all came from the Gallery of Charles Plante Fine Art, Georgetown, Washington D.C., USA.
These designs hardly ever come onto the market and many are in specialist museum collections.
This one has two designs mounted in one frame.
The top one is very strange with its mythological creature featuring in the design.
The bottom one features more traditional acanthus scrolls.
Both watercolours are in grisaille - a palette restricted to grey tones.
They are in excellent condition for little studies made about 200 years ago - and have no fading or conservation issues.
The frame measures: 23.5 x 31 cm
As mentioned these design do not come up for sale very often, and are listed here at a very fair price.
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