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Arthur Rackham Fairy

Item Description

Utterly charming enamelled picture on a convex copper plaque of a fairy stealing redcurrants.

She’s captured flying away holding the sprig of leaves and berries beneath her, with an expression of surprise at having been caught, literally red-handed.

It’s a wonderfully whimsical image which we are reliably informed is after a design by the revered artist and book illustrator Arthur Rackham (1867-1939).

There is no signature apparent but it is believed to be English and close examination confirms the enamelling to be of superb quality.

Still in its original and somewhat worn old wooden frame which we’ve not been tempted to restore or replace as we feel that its age related scuffs just add to the overall character.

Measuring 14.5 X 12 cm overall with the enamel image alone around 9 X 6.5 cm.

A very rare collector’s piece dating from circa 1920. 

Ref: 13666

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