Antique pair of wall plaques of Orientalist figures
French, late 19th Century
Height 45cm, width 37cm, depth 18cm
The beautiful plaques in this pair are modelled around the interaction between two figures. Each plaque features a circular porthole backplate, ‘through’ which peeks a figure: a male guitarist in one, and a female in the other. The female figure, who wears Orientalist dress, looks flirtatiously at the guitar player. The plaques are crafted from spelter and are painted and parcel gilt.