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Replica decorative discs with artwork from Greek Venetian and Ming Dynasty history
These are 3 beautiful metal discs of 11-3/4" diameter with images related to Grecian, Venetian and Ming Dynasty history. In the back of each the following descriptions are present.
Plate 1: This Grecian Etruscan design that has been reproduced from an original "enamel-on-copper" plate. It is an "interpretative" design of considerable antiquity, dating back to the ancient country of Etruria in Western Italy (Tuscany). Their art was of Egyptian orientation and was widely copied by many succeeding civilizations, particularly the Greek. The simple colors against the rich copper-toned background make for a strikingly handsome tray, and reflect the hearty culture of an ancient civilization.
Plate 2: This intricate, almost Oriental design has been photo reproduced from an original Venetian Cake Stand dating back to when Venice was a City State. At that time, "The City of A Thousand Waterways" was a world commerce center, and her exquisite works of art were prized throughout the Old World. This matchless reproduction combines free-flowing design with simple, yet subtle coloring. It's a perfect compliment to any decor.
Plate 3: Delicately styled in soft blues and off-whites, this tray is a direct reproduction of an original Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) porcelain plate. The original plate, with its famous Chrysanthemum design, was typical of the 1550-1600 AD period when Ming porcelain craftsmanship reached its highest development. This lithography on metal reproduction is so faithfully rendered that it has the appearance of real porcelain and has won several awards for its quality.