#2 of 2 Vintage / Antique VIKING, NORSE Handpainted Plate Valkyrie, Gjallarhorn. Here is a gorgeous 9.5 plate depicting a detailed Norse/ Viking scene.
Elaborate wine border overlaid with lacey gold designs and the outer edge and an inner circle of golden raised beads of glaze. We have no idea how old these are. There are no backstamps but only the handpainted number 1847 on the back of each.You can clearly see handpainted detail, but we're not sure that the entire scene is painted by hand. We have two different scenes and one has swans so predominantly featured we decided to offer them separately, because a swan collector may want that one and not this one. I urge you to look at both, as they make a handsome set. This scene may well represent a chosen one being sent off to battle. He is being presented with a Gjallarhorn, the classic Viking horn.
Perhaps the beautiful maiden presenting the horn is a Valkrie in her human form? There are many Norse and Germanic legends regarding beautiful maidens who can change to swans. These maidens are known as Valkries and in some legends they choose which warriors will be slain and those join them in Valhalla.For a good read explore Norse legends involving swans. Please review the photos, as always they are the best description. You can always meet us for local pick-up and we can deliver to some areas. The Post Office has been BRUTAL lately so we are having to do OVERKILL packaging to prevent destruction. I will send you an invoice.
Please look at all my auctions. I pack to the best of my ability (see my feedback comments). I welcome any questions that you might have! We have labels, boxes, packing materials and a "longer than most" trip to the Post Office or UPS. Auctiva offers Free Image Hosting and Editing.The item "#2 of 2 Vintage / Antique VIKING, NORSE Handpainted Plate Valkyrie, Gjallarhorn" is in sale since Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Viking". The seller is "shortroundbooks" and is located in Taneytown, Maryland.
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