This is a fascinating little Jasperware plate, with a white bas-relief grapevine border and enigmatic scene in the middle. The scene appears to be a larvate (a child with wings or “putto” wearing a mask) pretending to be an oracle, as another figure gives offering with the guidance of a nurturing, mother-goddess type figure.
This plate also is available in robin’s egg blue. Click here to view.
Diameter: 11 cm