03-31-2012 03-31-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2589B Boston
March 31, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

Della Robbia Pottery Molded Wall Plaque

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2589B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 31, 2012 10:00AM


Della Robbia Pottery Molded Wall Plaque, England, 1900, designed by Ellen Mary Rope (1855-1934), the arched panel depicting children playing music and dancing about a tree, with a central figure in a hammock, reverse with painted marks "E. M. Rope Scupt et...," HR monogram (probably for Harold Rathbone [1858-1929], the firm's artistic director), and dated, lacking factory mark, framed, plaque ht. 24, wd. 30 1/4 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Crazing, hairline crack extending inward from upper right corner. Approx. 3/4 in. glaze flake to bottom edge of plaque. Not examined out of frame.


United Kingdom, Ellen Mary Rope, Harold Rathbone, artistic director