I have an antique plate that has passed down through at least two generations. It is a painted plate that has a gold border on it. There are no chips. The plate is a part of the art collections by Sabin. The only other markings on it are the insignia and there are words "I L 2 maggio." The artists name is F. Goya. Apparently, it is a part of a collector’s series, but this is the only one that I have.
Early Oriental Marble Slab Portrait
This is an Oriental Marble Slab Portrayal. I'm unsure of age but the fracture was repaired with gold. How about ship's design - could that be a hint? I've exposed the back of slab and there is no writing and it has been hand tooled from appearance. Could it have been made to make prints? The Origin is from Howard Estate, especially. of Howard Steamboat Museum family origin. It was most likely obtained by Captain Edward Howard, Jeffersonville, Indiana on one of his journeys. The piece has been observed by several aficionados in Oriental Field and no clues other than gold being used for repair have been determined. It measures about one foot square. The colors are somewhat subdued due to age and note the glass front provides some glare.