Antique Dresden porcelain cabinet plate depicting the Madonna after Raphael
German, c. 1880
Height 2.5cm, diameter 19.5cm
This finely painted Dresden porcelain cabinet plate is decorated to the centre with a copy of Raphael’s Sistine Madonna, 1513. The edges of the plate are bordered in raised gilt leaf scrollwork on a white and green background. To the reverse of the plate are an underglaze blue crown mark and ‘Madonna von Raphael Santio’ in gilt.