Size: Frame 35 x 17 cm, middle panel 12.3 x 4.5 cm (5 x 2 inches approx). Condition: Overall good condition, but there is a glued crack across the left hand panel, not easily visible with the naked eye.Some scratching to the frame. This is a very charming panel made in plaster and set in a frame of the period.
Five small girls are seen dancing in the central panel, with a lute player and a viol player in the two small flanking panels. The plaster is painted in tempera paint and finished with a lacquer. The panel is made up of three small plaster plaques which have been fixed together by pouring more plaster into the frame. At some point the panel has been removed and reset in the frame, and this is probably when the crack in the left hand panel occurred.The method of manufacture and the style are typical of the Compton Potters' Arts Guild, which made plaques in plaster as well as clay. Founded in 1899, the Guild was an output of the Arts and Crafts movement and supported by the likes of Edward Burne-Jones, William de Morgan and Gertrude Jekyll. Whether this is Compton or not, it is a lovely original example of Arts and Crafts ware. The item "Arts and Crafts plaster panel in frame, Compton Pottery or similar c1910" is in sale since Wednesday, July 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Periods/Styles\Arts & Crafts Movement". The seller is "chester1703" and is located in Barkestone, Nottingham. This item can be shipped worldwide.