Quantity: 1 available
***IN ADDITION TO THIS “Portraits of American Bride” plate, WE ALSO HAVE AVAILABLE FOR SEPARATE PURCHASE five (5) other different plates from this same series of bridal-themed plates. To view the other companion “Bridal Plates” listings, simply type the phrase “Portraits of American Brides” into the site’s search box.***
Item/Description: Vintage 1986 “Portraits of American Brides” series “Emily - Roaring Twenties 1920's Bride” Rob Sauber Artaffects Curator Collection numbered limited edition porcelain & 24K gold collector plate BZ4CA, the fourth issue/offering in this hard to find, discontinued 1986-1987 eight (8)-plates series.
Original box, Certificate of Authenticity (COA), and paper insert accompanies this plate.
The limited edition numbering on both the back side of the plate as well as on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) match identically: #2751A
*Numbered, Limited Edition: #2751A
*Certificate of Authenticity: #2751A
Highly cross-collectible, this lovely weddings-themed plate will appeal as much to decorative plate collectors as it will to those looking for the perfect anniversary, engagement, bridal shower or wedding gift (it’s actually the perfect gift for any number of other occasions as well: Birthdays; Mother’s Day; Valentine’s Day; to name but a few).
***Face side of plate decoratively depicts this wedding scene imagery: A stunningly beautiful jet black-haired Roaring Twenties/1920's Art Deco-era modern American bride on her wedding day. She is from head to toe exquisitely and authentically attired in the period costume fashion style of her time, looking as if she stepped right out of “The Great Gatsby”.
Starting at the top, this oh-so-sophisticated young flapper sports a fashion forward bobbed hairdo that is stylishly accented with an elaborately detailed, white forehead-covering openwork front headband. Because her gorgeous gauzy veil is so light and filmy, all in attendance can enjoy the pleasurable sight of her lovely rapturous face as it shines through, while also drinking in the attractive imagery of her chic coiffure, fashionable headpiece and dainty dangling earrings
Her exquisite sense of fashion style is further demonstrated with her choice of bridal gown - one with a silhouette that superbly complements her prototypically (for the era) lean, trim boyish figure, while still exuding femininity. She is elegance personified in this glamorous gown with its intricately ornate lace and openwork accents, with the piece de resistance being the elaborately jeweled, showstopping Grecian-like neckline with its “POP” of singular color (teal or emerald) just above the bodice. She has accessorized even further with a floaty, gauzy wrap for her shoulders that matches her veil, and her forearms are covered with white partial gloves
In one hand she is holding a small bouquet of colorful flowers, while her other hand is tucked through the extended arm of her darling dapperly dressed daddy who is just beaming with pride. She appears to be floating on air as they proceed down the white carpeted “aisle” that tops the visually stunning, high fashion black & white tiled floor that was so popular during that era. In the foreground, a flower girl is sweetly tossing rose petals, and on each side of the aisle are an abundance of well-wishing wedding guests all dressed in the most colorful of formal finery.
The colors utilized for this plate’s imagery, from the stained glass windows of the church to the clothing of all in attendance, are a breathtakingly vibrant and complementary array of turquoise blue, teal blue, powder blue, lavender purple, teal green, peach melba, mauve pink, bubble gum pink, silver grey, camel, tan, jet black and winter white.
Attention to historically accurate detail on this plate is absolutely impeccable!
***You may view additional &/or enlarged photos of this item in our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageTreasuresAZ?ref=shop_sugg
***Reverse side of plate is backstamped with the following legend in a lovely hue of pastel pink that is offset with an exquisitely decorative “bridal bouquet” embellishment: “Emily by Rob Sauber. Fourth issue (4th issue) in the ‘Portraits of American Brides’. A collection of eight porcelain plates featuring classic brides in period fashion. Curator Collection. Plate Number #2751A. 1986 Artaffects Ltd. Made in U.S.A.”
***Certificate of Authenticity (COA) reads: “Certificate of Authenticity. Curator Collection. Emily by Rob Sauber. This is to certify that ‘Emily’ by the gifted painter Rob Sauber is the fourth limited edition collector plate in the Curator Collection series, ‘Portraits of American Brides.’ The series is a tribute to the brides of this nation’s most important historic and fashion eras. ‘Emily’ is strictly limited to a 10 day period of firing. Your plate is number #2751A. Richard J. Habeeb, President. Rob Sauber, Artist. BZ4CA.”
***Background Information re Plate/Series: Billed as a “...stunning Curator Collection of eight brides from distinct historical-fashion eras in our history” and “THE most romantic collection...”, there were a total of eight (8) plates produced as part of this long-since discontinued 1986-1987 “Portraits of American Brides” limited edition, 10-day period of firing series. With an original issue price of $29.50 per plate, each plate in the series displayed a different but equally stunning vibrantly colorful image of a bride (brides) on her wedding day, and showcased her exquisitely lovely period fashion wedding dress (dresses)/gown (gowns) bridal regalia dating to different time periods/eras throughout American history. Some of the plates depict only the bride, others also include the grooms &/or wedding guests &/or bridal party.
***A complete listing of all of the plates that originally comprised this “Portraits of American Brides” (a/k/a “Portrait of American Brides”) series is as follows, listed in order of issue (we originally had ALL EIGHT plates available for purchase, but have since sold some of them - the notations accompanying each plate listed below indicates whether or not we still have that particular plate in our merchandise inventory):
1st Issue: I - Caroline - Southern 1860 (☹ SOLD OUT)
2nd Issue: II - Jacqueline - Victorian 1890 (☺ IN STOCK & FOR SALE)
3rd Issue: III - Elizabeth - Colonial 1790 (☺ IN STOCK & FOR SALE)
4th Issue: IV - Emily - Roaring Twenties 1920's (☺ IN STOCK & FOR SALE)
5th Issue: V - Meredith - Edwardian 1810 (☹ SOLD OUT)
6th Issue: VI - Laura World War II 1940's (☺ IN STOCK & FOR SALE)
7th Issue: VII - Sarah - Contemporary 1980's (☺ IN STOCK & FOR SALE)
8th Issue: VIII - Rebecca - Empire 1820's (☺ IN STOCK & FOR SALE)
We acquired all eight (8) plates in this “Portraits of American Brides” series from the estate sale of the original owner, E. O’Donnell, who was an avid collector of anything & everything bridal/weddings (we cordially invite you to inquire about those other romantic collectibles - e.g. Ashton Drake porcelain bride doll; Disney brides & grooms figurals; Dreamsicles bride & groom figurine statue; Lenox bride figurine, etc.).
Age/Period: Vintage 1980s - back side of plate is dated 1986
Provenance: Acquired from the estate of E. O’Donnell
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin:
*Back Side of Plate references: “Rob Sauber” and “Curator Collection” and “Artaffects Ltd.” and “Made in USA” and “1986" and “Plate Number #2751A.”
*Front Side of Plate: Artist’s name &/or signature, “Rob Sauber”, is cleverly and unobtrusively integrated into the artwork imagery design of each plate.
*Certificate of Authenticity (COA) references: “Rob Sauber” and “Richard J. Habeeb” and “Curator Collection” and “BZ4CA” and “Plate Number #2751A.”
*Advertising Insert references: “Rob Sauber” and “Curator Collection Dealership, a division of Artaffects, Ltd.”
*Original Box is marked: Original shipping label and paper wrapper from “Downs’ Collectors Showcase, 2200 S. 114th St., Milwaukee, WI 53227" are still present, and side of box is imprinted “Emily 04614".
Material(s)/Format: Porcelain china, with 3mm 24K (carat) gold rim
Size/Measurements: 9 1/4" in diameter
Quantity: One (1)
Original Box/Packaging/Documentation/Inserts/Accessories/Contents: This plate retains its original plastic sleeve + outer “shipping” box (which is the only box these plates came with - they did not come with “inner” boxes or Styrofoam inserts) + supporting documentation consisting of “Certificate of Authenticity” & paper insert.
Condition Summary: *Plate: Plate remains in mint, like new condition, having been well-protected within its plastic sheath and box all these years.
*Certificate of Authentically (COA): COA exhibits no folds or tears.
*Paper Promotional Insert/Flyer: Full page advertising insert retains its original tri-fold creases, and exhibits only minor normal handling.
*Box/Packaging: Box remains completely intact and closes tightly and securely (even the original shipping label from Downs’ Collectors Showcase to the purchaser remains intact). The interior “holding” section which stabilizes the plate in position during storage is also thoroughly intact. The wording “#2751A Emily #4 American Brides Rob Sauber” is neatly handwritten on one end of the box in black marker (apparently the previous owner’s means of identifying the contents of each box when stored away). Though a portion of the box does exhibit water marks residue, these water marks are only superficial in nature and do not affect the structural integrity of the box - in essence they are a minor aesthetic vs. functionality condition factor.
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Title: Bridal Portraits of American Brides Collector Plate Emily Roaring Twenties/1920s Limited Edition Rob Sauber Artaffects MIB/COA Vintage1986 ***USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!***
Categories: Plates - Cabinet, Collector, State,
lbs: 3.00 1 lbs
Seller ID: Portraits of American Brides Emily Plate
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