Juan Ferrandiz, born in Barcelona, believed "children are hope for the salvation of mankind" and symbols of "enthusiasm, open-mindedness and the joy of life". Made by Anri, this sculpted wall plaque celebrates motherhood. Plate was made for Mother's Day l978. The faces are so sweet and endearing. The colors are soft, the detail of the forms is amazing. Round in shape the art is framed in a very wide thick dark oak frame. Sculpture looks just like ceramic, but I think it is a thin delicate compressed wood product (?). Signed by Ferrandiz.
The backside reads:
l978 Mother's Day plate
In his unique style gifted Spanish artist Juan Ferrandiz depicts the tenderness of the bond between mother and child in this year's* Mother's Day design. The loving attention to delicate details reveals the artist's depth of feel for his subject. Framed in Europe's finest hardwoods this superb plate was handdcrafted and handpainted by South Tyrolean craftsmen executing their art in the Anri shops in the peaceful valley of Val Gardens, high in the Dolomites.
Seventh in a Series
Edition of 3,000
Anri Italy and USA
Size: art is 5 1/2" diameter, with frame 9 1/2"
(quote taken from Anri-Store.com)
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