Antique Painted Porcelain Plaque Nude Cleopatra & Snake - For Sale

Antique Painted Porcelain Plaque Nude Cleopatra & Snake
Price: $7500.00
Rare antique painting on porcelain plaque depicting a nude Cleopatra holding the poisonous asp as she lies on her day bed dying from being bitten. The plaque is painted in colors usually seen in old master paintings. This is a very unusual subject to find on a painted porcelain plaque. It looks like an old master painting. The plaque has a couple of scratches . One scratch runs from her knee towards the bottom of her sheet measuring approximately 1/2 inch. There is another scratch above her left hand. These scratches could be touched up by a professional restorer to make them invisible. We chose to leave it as is the way we bought it. The plaque measures 6-1/4 inches wide by 4-3/8 inches high. The frame measures 11-3/4 inches wide by 9-3/4 inches high. The frame is a very unusual one with carved flowers attached to the cloth part of the wood frame. The frame has some losses to the gilding but even with the two scratches on the plaque and minor loss to the gilt frame this is still a very beautiful and rare plaque that would make a wonderful addition to any collection. Guaranteed to please as are all our items. The plaque dates from 1880s, the composition is beautifully painted with a very lifelike painting of Cleopatra. (Item #72338)

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