The Sistine Madonna Porcelain Plaque by KPM

  • This hand-painted porcelain plaque hails from the renowned Berlin KPM factory
  • It is painted after Raphael's famed Renaissance masterpiece, The Sistine Madonna
  • KPM plaques, first crafted in the mid-19th century, are widely considered superior to all others
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Item No. 31-3637

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This porcelain plaque from the famed Berlin KPM factory is finely hand-painted after one of the most famed Renaissance masterpieces, The Sistine Madonna by Raphael. Depicting a serene Virgin Mary cradling the baby Jesus mounted within a gilt frame, the work is flawless in its execution, providing a splendid example of the creativity and technical genius of KPM's porcelain artists. 

Paintings on porcelain by KPM (Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur), Berlin’s royal porcelain manufactory, are widely considered to have been superior to all others. First crafted in Europe during the middle of the 19th century, porcelain plaques are very difficult to produce, as ceramic paints do not attain their final color until after firing. These incredible pieces reached their heyday between 1870 and 1890, and were often based upon well-known paintings of the day. Mounted within a beautiful gilt frame, this stunning plaque is in excellent condition.

Late 19th century

Plaque: 17” wide x 13 1/2” high
Frame: 28 1/4" high x 24 1/2" wide
The Sistine Madonna Porcelain Plaque by KPM
Maker: KPM
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Germany
Type: Plaques
Depth: 2.0 Inches
Width: 24.5 Inches
Height: 28.25 Inches
Canvas Width: 13.5 Inches
Canvas Height: 17 Inches

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