Bridal Portraits of American Brides Collector Plate Rebecca Empire 1820s #’d Limited Edition Rob Sauber Artaffects MIB/COA Vintage 1986 ***USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!***

Price: $88.99

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 “Rebecca - Empire 1820's” Rob Sauber Artaffects Curator Collection numbered limited edition porcelain & 24K gold collector plate BZ8CA, the eighth 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: #0897A

Special Attributes:

*Numbered, Limited Edition: #0897A

*Certificate of Authenticity: #0897A

*Retired/Discontinued

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 pretty brunette-haired Empire (Regency) 1820s-era American bride on her wedding day. She is exquisitely and authentically attired in the period costume fashion style of her time.

Attention to historically accurate detail on this plate is absolutely impeccable!

Kindly refer to “Informational Brochure Insert” excerpt immediately following for a further, more elaborately detailed description.

***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: “Rebecca by Rob Sauber. Eighth (8th issue) in the ‘Portraits of American Brides’. A collection of eight porcelain plates featuring classic brides in period fashion. Curator Collection. Plate Number #0897A. 1986 Artaffects Ltd. Made in U.S.A.”

***Informational Brochure Insert Reads: “A presentation of Hamilton and Curator Collection. Rebecca - Eighth issue in the Portraits of American Brides Plate Collection by Rob Sauber - Curator Collection.

The 1820s Bride. Dancing for joy on their wedding day, Rob Sauber’s 1820s-era bride, ‘Rebecca’, and her new husband seem to walk on air. Their formal attire indicates that their wedding was most probably a large and glorious event, yet for this moment the bridal pair is alone to enjoy a private dance before they rejoin their guests.

The most striking aspect of this bride’s costume is the long and finely rendered lace mantilla that serves as her wedding headdress. It flows almost to the floor, accenting her snow-white wedding dress with its layered hemline, flattering square-cut neckline and off-the-shoulder sleeves.

The bride wears elbow-length white gloves, and carries a large, lacy handkerchief as an accessory to her attire. Her groom sports a formal morning costume in grey, complete with striped pants and shiny buckles on his shoes. In the background, Rob Sauber has added a whimsical touch: a small, spotted cat watching the festive scene in amazement. Other details that enhance this gifted artist’s presentation include the many bouquets and flower arrangements, the shiny wood floor and the marble-and-wood fireplace.

‘Rebecca’ marks the eighth and final issue in Rob Sauber’s romantic and delightful ‘Portraits of American Brides’ Plate Collection. Each will be crafted at Curator Collection in association with The Hamilton Collection, and each will capture the loveliness of an American bride in one of this nation’s most important fashion periods. BZ7MF. 1987 HC”

***Certificate of Authenticity (COA) reads: “Certificate of Authenticity. Curator Collection. Rebecca by Rob Sauber. This is to certify that ‘Rebecca’ by the gifted painter Rob Sauber is the eighth 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. ‘Rebecca’ is strictly limited to a 10 day period of firing. Your plate is number #0897A. Richard J. Habeeb, President. Rob Sauber, Artist. BZ8CA.”

***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. 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; informational brochure insert is dated 1987

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 #0897A.”

*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 “BZ8CA” and “Plate Number #0897A.”

*Informational Brochure Insert references: “Rob Sauber” and “Curator Collection” and “The Hamilton Collection” and “BZ7MF” and “1987.”

*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 “Rebecca 04613".

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.

*Informational Brochure Insert: Remains intact but does exhibit some liquid residue staining on the lower one-third portion.

*Box/Packaging: Box is also in excellent condition, remaining completely intact and closing 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 “#0897A Rebecca #8 - Portraits of 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).

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Title: Bridal Portraits of American Brides Collector Plate Rebecca Empire 1820s #’d Limited Edition Rob Sauber Artaffects MIB/COA Vintage 1986 ***USPS PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING INCLUDED – DOMESTIC ORDERS ONLY!***

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Categories: Plates - Cabinet, Collector, State,

lbs: 3.00 1 lbs

Seller ID: Portraits of American Brides Rebecca Plate

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