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Plaque - Painted Porcelain, Angel & Child, European, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: HT 22656

Summary:
Painted porcelain plaque depicting an angel and child. Manufactured in Europe it was exhibited at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition, where it was acquired by John Twycross. The plaque is mounted in a19th century velvet frame. The style indicates it was created in continental Europe, probably Germany or Austria.
Description:
Oval, painted with an angel in flight holding a young child and bouquet of flowers in her arms. Below her is a city scape. On the back, a paper label is affixed. In a deep red velvet frame, loose.
Acquisition Information:
Cultural Gifts Donation from Dr Will Twycross, 2009
Acknowledgement:
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 250 mm (Height), 250 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881, royal exhibition building, religious artifacts, paintings
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, John Twycross Melbourne International Exhibitions Collection
Primary Classification: ROYAL EXHIBITION BUILDING
Secondary Classification: International Exhibitions
Tertiary Classification: exhibition heritage
Inscriptions: Written on label in ink: Auf z..? Gold(?)/ & (?) Kaulbach (?)/ fur Brab.Tau(?)/ No. 25.
Written in pencil on plaque: 50
Impressed in porcelain: K/ I (or 1)
Place & Date Made: Europe, circa 1880
Place & Date Exhibited: Mr John Twycross, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881
Collector: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 1881

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