'Vienna' style porcelain plaque 'Coriolanus'.


A 'Vienna' style porcelain plaque, c. 1900. Hand painted to the centre with a depiction of Act V, scene III of Shakespeare's play 'Coriolanus'. The Roman general with his mother Volumnia, his wife Virgilia, and his son Martius, before a drape, opening to reveal a Classical landscape.
All within an elaborately gilded border of raised scrollwork, and silouhettes of Classical ruins.
Underglaze blue Beehive mark, and title 'Coriolanus' to the reverse.
Diameter -.29 cm, 11 1/2".
Condition - Spot of wear to the gilt rim - please see images for detail. Otherwise perfect. No restoration.

Literature: Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, based on the life of the Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus.
Coriolanus was believed to be a Roman general who oversaw military success against uprisings challenging the government of Rome. Following this success, Coriolanus becomes active in politics, but failed in his attempts to seek political leadership, which ultimately led to his death.

Medium: Porcelain

Signed/Inscribed: Underglaze blue Beehive mark, and titled 'Coriolanus'

Condition: Spot of wear to the gilt rim - please see images for detail. Otherwise perfect. No restoration

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