Three miniature hand-painted plates by the Italian pottery house Richard Ginori, from the 1930s to 1940s. The plates are copies of famous portraits of Italians throughout history. Each plate has a gold rim, a black background and has the name of the person underneath.
Lucrezia Crivelli was the mistress of the Duke Ludovico Sforza. The original portrait of her is painted by Leonardo da Vinci and hangs in the Louvre. Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, was reputed to be the most beautiful woman of the Renaissance, married to Duke Ludovico Sforza. Cimabue (1240-1302), also known as Cenni di Pepo, was a well-known Italian painter from Florence.
Found in Lucca's antiques market.
Condition: Good. All three plates have wear of the gold paint due to their age but are otherwise in good general condition without any breakages or chips.