Nice Enameled Copper Plate POPPIES -Signed M. RATCLIFF

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  • Item Category: Metals
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 24, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Superb Enameled Copper Plate, Poppies, Signed M. Ratcliff

Up for bids is a wonderful enameled copper plate signed by the artist, Margaret Ratcliff. The plate features a grouping of stunning red and orange poppies on a gold background. The edges of the flowers, the stems and leaves are painted gold under the glass.

A hand wrought hook is welded to the back of the plate; the plate can be hung on the wall, but it looks very nice on a plate stand. That is how I've been displaying it in my home. The original sticker is still on the back: Ratcliff Studio Stone Mountain Georgia.

Measuring 11 3/4" in diameter, the piece is in great condition. T is some spider crazing around the edges, and one spot along the edge that was dinged and shows a flaking of the glass. Take a look at the plate; these minor flaws do not detract from its beauty. Please see my pics for close views.

I have been collecting enameled copper for 20 years and this is one of my favorite pieces. But a girl can't keep everything (if she wants to buy more). Will you give my plate a new home? I will need to check your references. Just kidding! Be sure and save me as a favorite, as I will be listing more of my collection in the near future.

About Margaret Ratcliff:

Margaret "Peggy" Ratcliff, age 84, is best know for her enamel
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