Item/Description: Vintage 1946-1953 Lefton Japan “Madonna/Holy Mother/Blessed Virgin Mary with Praying Hands” 3-dimensional religious wall plaque display.
The exquisitely lovely, delicate 3-D sculptural imagery depicted by this Christian religion-themed ceramic wall hanging is that of a beautiful haloed “Madonna” with her eyes closed in contemplation and reflection, and her hands humbly upraised in gentle prayer. The design of this plaque has this charming holy lady cleverly positioned so that she appears to be ensconced within a picture frame surround backdrop.
The colors utilized to ornament this decorative hand-painted, figural religious-themed objet d'art wall display are a scrumptiously soothing array of pastels (mauve pink, baby blue, butter yellow, golden tan) and elegant gold accents, which are deliciously offset against a wintery white, raised relief, scrollwork picture frame-like border.
This stunning artistic interpretation of The Holy Mother is overall unglazed except for the cuffs of her sleeves, which are ever so lightly glazed, beautifully complementing the matte finish picture frame background and surround.
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Age/Period: Vintage - Vintage - ca 1946-1953 (1940s-1950s)
According to the 1999 “Lefton China Book III Identification & Values” guide book by Loretta De Lozier, the Lefton mark on this piece dates from 1946-1953.
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Fired-on mark on back side of plaque reads "Lefton China - Hand Painted - Made in Japan - 981."
Material(s)/Format: Ceramic bisque with gold accents
Size/Measurements: 4 & ½"H x 3 & 3/4"W
Quantity: One (1)
Condition Summary: Excellent vintage collectible condition, exhibiting no nicks, chips, cracks, breaks, crazing, paint loss or repairs! Noted condition factors are the nominally visible presence of an approximately 1/8" black horizontal line mark on the bottom front edge and a pin head-sized reddish-brownish speck adjacent to the lower 1/3 left side. Back side of plaque retains a normal smattering of residual dark marks from having once hung on a wall.
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