Goya set of 6 "man of la mancha" silver back brass edged art work story, every plate with different story

Dec 03, 06:52 UTC
Goya set of 6 "Man of La Mancha" silver back brass edged art work story, every plate with different story Item images 2f1512284024859 9stf77jui4c 69669e9cc3cf4d997fbc0540d571f60d 2f2017 goya man of la mancha 7 inch brass edged plate silver back Item images 2f1512284049389 mwznav7humm 69669e9cc3cf4d997fbc0540d571f60d 2f2017 goya man of la mancha 6 inch brass edged plate with silver backing Item images 2f1512284093637 yywmgcho88i 69669e9cc3cf4d997fbc0540d571f60d 2f2017 goya man of la mancha 4 inch brass edged plate with silver backing Item images 2f1512284116776 ksuvw10hzx 69669e9cc3cf4d997fbc0540d571f60d 2f2017 goya man of la mancha riding with sancho pansas edged art plate Item images 2f1512284134435 0azqgwhg8a09 69669e9cc3cf4d997fbc0540d571f60d 2f2017 goya man of la mancha ultimate meet the windmills scene 4 inch brass edging Item images 2f1512284236140 qe9hmgquc8 69669e9cc3cf4d997fbc0540d571f60d 2f2017 picture of back of plate goya the man of la mancha 6 plate collection Item images 2f1512284276404 02u4lygtcqhx 69669e9cc3cf4d997fbc0540d571f60d 2f2017 goya man of la mancha el pelele brass edged 4 inch plate with silver backing
Albert
United States of America

Category
Silver and objects of vertu

Acquired from
Inherited

Seller's estimate
$0

For sale
Maybe
Description

This is a family treasure brought from Spain. It has been in the family for many years, and has been passed on from generation to generation. The biggest plate measures 7 inches at it is called "La Gallina Ciega" (The Blind Chicken), it has a self protrait of the artist on the top, and the plate has four couples holding hands, while in the middle is a young man with a blindfold over his eyes. The second plate is 6 inches, and it is "The Knight fighting the Windmill and is being thrown off his horse, while Sancho Pansas watches in horror riding his donkey. The third plate is 4 inches and shows Mancha riding away from windmills along side of Sancho, it looks like the sun is settling over the horizon, the next plate in the collection is called "El Pelele (Goya), it is a carving of four virgins throwing a bounching a young man on a blanket. The next plate is Mancha riding proudly along Sancho in the mountains, and the final plate is also 4 inches and is named "La Vendimia" or the Market, the carving is of a rich couple and their young toddler buying some grapes from a woman who carries fruit in a basket over her head.

Provenance

I am not sure how this collection came into the family, but it has been handed down for generations.

Expert appraisals:
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$245 - $380 (United States Dollar)
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This is a set of vintage, mid 20th century, 1950’s tri-footed damascene plates in graduated sizes from Spain, with each plate depicting a scene from the story of Don Quixote, a famous Spanish novel, and others with likenesses of paintings by Francisco Goya (1746 -1828) a famous Spanish royal court artist.
Damascene is the use of gold on metal, usually iron or steel, to make a picture. The metal is referred to as hierro dulce and the blackening of the surface is called pavonado. Although the gold is real, up to 24k, there is no longer a precious metal meltdown value as the cost to extract the gold would exceed the value of the amount extracted.
These were generally made by artisans from Toledo, Spain and sold to the tourist trade.
Matches to the largest plate have sold for as high as $150 and the average sale price is $85 for the larger plates. The smallest size plate sells for an average of $20. The estimate is for all the plates in the graduated sized set together and is based on actual past auction sales of comparables.

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