Overall: 1 3/16 x 9 3/8 in. ( 3 x 23.8 cm )
painted at edge of central scene: "A. Souest" (?)
stamped on back of plate: "FRANCE"
stamped on back of plate: "A" inside interlaced L's: fake mark after the Sevres porcelain manufactory
Circular porclain plate with scalloped and pierced rim; handpainted central roundel of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the new world; border painted with wreathed vignettes depicting Ferdinand and Isabella and various emblems of exploration, including hourglass and trident and ship's wheel; image of anchor and oars inscribed with "1492", globe and maps inscribed with "1892". Wreaths alternate with stars and stripes swags. Maker's marks stamped in blue on reverse: "A" within crossed script L's and "FRANCE" below; Painted decorator's mark (?) of green arrow between 2 gold bars. Handwritten label on masking tape adhered to reverse: "Frank de Caro/ HAND PAINTED/ COMMEMORATIVE/ PLATE COLUMBUS/ 1492-1892/ PRESENTED TO F. DeCARO"
Gift of Dr. Frank de Caro
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