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Decorative Plate, Knowles, Lincoln, Beginnings in New Salem, Kunstler, Vintage

Decorative Plate, Knowles, Lincoln, Beginnings in New Salem, Kunstler, Vintage

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  • Pattern:  Beginnings in New Salem
  • Made in:  West Virginia, USA
  • Vintage: 1987
  • Details:  This is a wonderful plate from the Mort Kunstler's series titled: "Lincoln Man of America".  This is the fourth issue in the collection, dated 1987, it is a Registered Collector's Plate, #5259A.  See below for some brief information on this much loved artist.  We love the background on this plate as much as the main figures, there are wonderful ceramic jugs, wooden pails, barrels and hanging baskets, we could see this plate being at home in a country styled home, totally apart from its historic significance. Great gift for a historian, a Lincoln admirer, or as part of your home's decor.
  • Material:  Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  8.5 inches in Diameter
  • Condition:  Vintage - Used.  Excellent Condition. No chips, cracks or scratches. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are not new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear, and imperfections.  

Edwin M. Knowles entered the pottery business after receiving his education at Allegheny College and Harvard University.   He took control of the Potters Supply Company of East Liverpool, Ohio in 1890.  By 1900, he became founder and president of the Knowles China Company, which soon changed its name to the Edwin M. Knowles China Co.

Mort Künstler, was born in New York in 1927.  As most great artist do, he demonstrated great talent at an early age.  He studied at Brooklyn College and Pratt Institute.  One of his first jobs was with the National Geographic Magazine, given assignments of historical subjects which grew his interest in history.  By the 1970's serious collectors were purchasing his works. In 1982, CBS commissioned him to do a painting for a mini-series, "The Blue and the Gray" that experience pushed his interests towards Civil War era paintings. Titled: "The High Water Mark", the painting was unveiled at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum on July 2, 1988 in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the battle.  In 2001, following the 9-11 attack on the USA, he contributed one of his most popular limited edition prints "Old Glory" to the American Red Cross for a fund-raiser.  Today he is 95 years old and is recognized as “the premier historical artist in America".  

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