This is a beautiful and finely painted old German plaque, dating to the late 19th century / early 20th century.
It was a bit difficult to photograph - and rest assured that it actually looks much nice in "real life" than suggested in my snaps!
It came to me framed in a simple black wood frame - but I have had to remove it from the frame to check the marks etc on the back. It dates to the late 19th century or early 20th century.
I am not really an expert on these plaques - so I am going to fully describe it for you.
It is certainly an antique piece - and not a modern copy or fake. There was a very old fragment of old newspaper which had the date on it - this is for 1934 - and it has been all sealed up in the back of the frame since it was probably re-framed in the 1930s.
So this one certainly pre-dates the 1930s.
I have looked for the KPM mark on the back - but sadly did not locate one.
This makes me think that it might indeed not be KPM. but perhaps another German company such as Hutschenreuther - as it does have an impressed three letter code, as noted below - which often appears on Hutschenreuther plaques.
It plaque also has several pencil / pen inscribed numbers.
All of which I have photographed for your inspection, but more photographs can be supplied for detailed inspection.
This plaque has the impressed number 260, perhaps a serial number?
This hand-painted plaque measures 6 5/8 inches x 4 7/8 inches (17.5 x 12.5 cm) - so slightly larger than some other examples.
The back of the plaque is flat - and the front is slightly convex with a camber to the surface, as you might expect.
This plaque is taken from a famous painting 1635 by Rembrandt - and shows Rembrandt and his wife, Saskia / Scene of the Prodigal Son - and shows the happy couple enjoying the high life! It seems to have been a popular subject for these plaques.
The plaque is in excellent condition with no damages. I have removed from the old frame - which admittedly is pretty basic.
This is being sold as a genuine hand-painted late 19th century / early 20th-century example and it is all hand painted.
Basically, a very fine antique porcelain plaque even without KPM or Huschenreuther marks.
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