A pair of German painted porcelain plaques
late 19th century
The first painted with siren nude but for a diaphanous drape across the legs, leaning on a harp and seated on a rock above the ocean, impressed 324, paper label inscribed 324. Loreley n. Kray. after Wilhelm Kray (German 1828-1889); the second a maiden depicted with breasts exposed and head thrown back with one hand brushing back her windswept tresses, impressed 324, paper label inscribed 324. Die Luft n. Graf, each in an elaborate gilt composition scrolling frame of coquillage, applied with flowers and putti.
plaque dimensions 8 1/2 x 5 3/4in (21.5 x 14.5cm); framed height 24in (61cm); width 16in (40.5cm)