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Antique Early 20th Century Wall Sculpture Plaque of William Shakespeare
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- 1 Rare original small antique Edwardian early 20th century superb decorative parian sculpture wall plaque of William Shakespeare in high relief.
- Made from parian and set on an oval wooden base.
- It has wonderful intricate detail.
- Very unusual & highly collectible.
- With wire hanging thread on the back ready to display on your wall. Circa early 20h century, 1900's.
- William Shakespeare bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616 was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist.
- He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" or simply "the Bard".
- His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship.
- His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.
- At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith.
- Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men.
- At age 49 around 1613, he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later.
- Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his sexuality, his religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.
- Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613.
- His early plays were primarily comedies and histories and are regarded as some of the best work produced in these genres.
- Until about 1608, he wrote mainly tragedies, among them Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, all considered to be among the finest works in the English language.
- Great to display in your home, living room, man cave area.
- Heavy quality approximate weight 1.6kg.
- Condition report.
- Offered in overall fine used condition having a beautiful natural patina. Some minor chips & noticeable wear, stains, scratches commensurate with usage & age.
- No makers mark.
- Parian ware is a type of biscuit porcelain imitating marble.
- It was developed around 1845 by the Staffordshire pottery manufacturer Mintons.
- Named after Paros, the Greek island renowned for its fine textured, white Parian marble used since antiquity for sculpture.
- It was also contemporaneously referred to as Statuary Porcelain by Copeland.
- Parian was essentially designed to imitate carved marble.
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres approx
10" Length depth (25cm)
9.5" Wide (24cm)
4" Height depth front to back (10cm) .