Fine Victoria Austria China Plate - Meeting of the Oceans in Panama

Item PAN24  

This Item was Sold on 28 September 2014 for $117

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This beautiful commemorative china plate from Austria was made by the Victoria company to commemorate the opening of the Panama Canal. I think that this plate was sold at the Panama Pacific Exposition that was held in San Francisco in 1915. The edge has a gold trim with a floral pattern. The center of the plate has beautiful art depicting the isthmus of Panama split at the location of the canal. A nicely dressed female figure wearing the colors of the American flag stands on North American continent extending her hand to two figures who represent the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The two ocean figues are holding hands. Nice art. The back of the plate has a logo for the Victoria Austria china company. There is also a three digit number that appears to be " 240 ". This plate is very beautiful and in very nice condition. At the extreme edge of the plate, some of the gold trim appears to be worn off, but most of the trim is complete. No chips or dings.

Diameter = 25 cm (10 inches) ; Weight = 498 gm (17+ ounces)

Most of the plates that I sell has some age. It should be expected that these items will have some sort of wear or patina unless listed as "mint". Flaws created during the manufacturing may not be mentioned as these are part of the character of vintage or antique items. These flaws may, however, be mentioned if they cause a structural defect affecting the items integrity. I do provide large photos of each item so that you can see the condition. Thank you for your interest in this item.

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