FOR SALE ☞ Early Victorian Cameo Portrait Terracotta Plaque
DESCRIPTION ☞ A true antique, early Victorian wall decoration. This terracotta plaque features a cameo portrait of a Victorian woman with ringlet curls and an off the shoulder dress. Signed on the right hand side by the Italian artist Simonetti and dated to 1842. This item was likely originally purchased by its owner in Italy from the artist as a souvenir of a Grand Tour.
DIMENSIONS ☞ This solid piece measures just under 7" in diameter if you include the hanger portion.
CONDITION ☞ Shows its age in the terracotta with small knicks and dings. There is a rounded square outline on the front of the piece from something placed there in years past, possibly glue from a sticker. Plaque appears to have been repaired at some point in it's life, as you can see on the left side of the portrait, corresponding to the right side on the back. Please see photos. Color may differ slightly in real life from how it appears on your screen due to varying monitor settings. Have a question about this item or want to see more photos? Send us a message & we’ll get back to you ASAP!
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