Art nouveau, Arts and crafts
Price range: Reserved
For sale is this really lovely enamel plaque depicting a pheasant surrounded by a stylized fruit tree, probably a peach tree. The design is clearly inspired by the work of William Morris, and in particular a tapestry he did “Woodpecker”.
The colours of the plaque are really well done, with vibrant green leaves and orangey peaches.
The style of the plaque and its setting on a plywood board with brass surround reminds me of early Guild of Handicraft enamelling. I am not going so far as to make an attribution however.
Condition of plaque and frame are excellent and original. There are several original firing blemishes to the plaque of no consequence, principally to the green of the leaves.
Date : c 1900
Material: Enamel on copper
Size: Plaque only 10.0 cm high, 6.25 cm width
Weight : NM