Mythological porcelain plaque by KPM after Thumann
Mythological porcelain plaque by KPM after Thumann
Mythological porcelain plaque by KPM after Thumann
Mythological porcelain plaque by KPM after Thumann
Mythological porcelain plaque by KPM after Thumann
Mythological porcelain plaque by KPM after Thumann
Mythological porcelain plaque by KPM after Thumann
Mythological porcelain plaque by KPM after Thumann

KONIGLICHE PORZELLAN-MANUFAKTUR (KPM) (founded 1763)
After FRIEDRICH PAUL THUMANN (1834-1908)

Mythological porcelain plaque by KPM after Thumann

19th century Germany

Offered by Mayfair Gallery Ltd.

£8,500 gbp
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This antique KPM porcelain plaque depicts a painting by the acclaimed German artist Friedrich Paul Thumann (1834-1908), known for his fine illustrations and mythologically-themed paintings. The quality of the plaque is superb, typical of the renowned German KPM porcelain manufactory. The plaque shows the Three Fates of Classical mythology: Atropos, Clotho and Lachesis, the three goddesses responsible for deciding the length of a mortal's life. Here human life is represented by a thread, which is being spun by Clotho, the youthful figure in the centre, dispensed by Lachesis on the right of the image, and cut by Atropos, the elderly figure on the left. This portrayal of the Three Fates as cloth spinners first appears in the work of the 8th Century BC poet Hesiod.

The back of the plaque is marked with the sceptre of the KPM manufacturers, and it is set within a carved giltwood frame decorated with rocailles.

Plaque height 24.5cm, width 18.5cm
Frame height 51cm, width 46cm, depth 8cm
Dimensions
Height 51.00 cm (20.08 inches)
Width 46.00 cm (18.11 inches)
Depth 8.00 cm (3.15 inches)
Stock Code
15434
Medium
Porcelain, giltwood
Signed/Inscribed
KPM sceptre mark
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