Plates 9” round 11” with frame
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In the 19th Century, it was common for women and school girls to learn to paint pottery by getting blank unfired bisque pottery forms from a local potter and painting them; they would then take them back to the potter to be glazed and fired.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
Two hand-painted porcelain plates
American, 19th Century
Each of circular section inset within ebonized wood frames, one depicting a mature woman in a white mobcap and shawl collar, the other depicting a younger woman with a white mobcap with pink ribbon and a floral dress with standing lace collar. One signed on the back "Laurie H. Peacock / 1880"
each plate 9 inches, inset within 11-inch ebonized wood frames.
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition; value assumes no chips, breaks, repairs or losses.
$50-75 each or $100-150 for the pair*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.
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