Commemorative plate for the 50th year anniversary of the Société Céramique Maastricht, Holland

 
Commemorative plate for the 50th year anniversary of the Société Céramique Maastricht, Holland
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  • Title :     Commemorative plate for the 50th year anniversary of the Société Céramique Maastricht, Holland
  • Artist:     Société Céramique Manufacturer
  • Accession:     XX1991.513
  • Country:     Netherlands Maastricht
  • Date:     1913
  • Dimensions:     Inches 14-1/2 diameter, Centimeters 36.8 diameter
  • Collection:     Object
  • Category:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
  • Subject:     Commemoration , Ceramics/Ceramic Design
  • Credit Line:     The Wolfsonian–Florida International University, Miami Beach, Florida, The Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. Collection
  • URL:     XX1991.513.JPG
  • Tags:     Decorative Arts and Furniture
Description:
Circular glazed earthenware commemorative plate for the 50th year anniversary of the Société Céramique Maastricht, Holland depicting at top center a black and white transfer-print photographic image of Victor Juanez, Directeur - Gerant, superimposed over a background of leaves and acorns; middle section depicts at left a male ceramist standing with one hand on a jar; at center is a display of various ceramics flanked by columns; at right is a female in classical dress holding a torch and a scroll with an owl by her feet; all set against factories with smoke stacks and lush landscape in the background; bottom section depicts a centralized circular rampant lion factory logo superimposed against a golden frieze-like scene of workers producing ceramics; the gilt gold outer rim features a decorative border of a repeating oak leaf and acorn motif.