These are very rare vintage plaques - and in exceptional condition; they have been kept in their original cardboard storage box for nearly 50 years now.
They are also so hard to find - and I cannot find another pair like them.
These figures take the form of a pair of plaques which show images of Queen Ingeborg of Denmark (1277 - 1319) and her husband, King Eric VI Menved (1274 - 1319).
They are based on the images on their tombs at St. Bendt's Church in Ringsted.
Each plaque is made of a richly painted resin-plaster and probably dates to the 1970s.
There is a maker’s mark on the back which reads: “original design by / Alpha Studio / Nottingham / all copyrights reserved”.
I couldn’t really find that much about Alpha Studio - but it seems that they made plaques, models etc in plaster and painted resin. This is surely a strange subject for a Nottingham company to have produced and I certainly cannot find another like it. So I would imagine that my fine large pair of plaques are possibly quite unique survivors.
My price reflects their rarity, condition and the sheer decorative quality.
They are about 40 cm in length - so have a good size of them.
It has been difficult to photograph all the details of these exceptional items - but more can be provided for serious interest.
They are certainly heavy pieces and this would limit postage to the UK only.