Norman Rockwell Mending Time Vintage Mothers Day Collector Plate -Item#VCP104
This Norman Rockwell "Mending Time" Vintage Mothers Day Collector Plate number 3382E is an authentic registered plate in the only editon of "Mending Time" the 1985 official limited edition Mother's Day plate endorsed and certified by the society as a true "Rockwell Classic", a consummate expression of the genius of Norman Rockwell, the foremost artist of all time in the United States of America.
Plate Size: 8-1/2" (21.6 cm)
Bradex No. 84-R70-2.10
Manufacturer: Knowles Fine China
Year of Issue: 1985
Quoted from official pamphlet, "she examines her work with well earned satisfaction. The darning is so expertly done that scarcely a stitch is visible; the newly repaired heel is, if anything stronger than the rest of the sock.
It's a job well done, but more than that, it is an act of love. She has done countless things like it in the years of her marriage - and she knows it will be accepted without comment by her spouse or son - but she knows too, that in a very real sense her stitches bind her home and family together.
In "Mending Time" he surrounds the good mother with symbols of her station in life. From the comb in her carefully parted hair to the comfortable cushion on which she rests her feet, she is the essence of domestic propriety; the crisp white linen apron, collar and cuffs appears freshly washed and ironed; the gold band on her left hand is proudly complemented by the thimble on her right.
The sewing basket, its contents casually arranged in mother's lap, is a symbol of all the domestic skills she has mastered. The charming kitten at her feet provides just the right reminder of the affection that binds her to her family. And the sumptuous velvet armchair she works in becomes a kind of throne for a woman who is the humble queen of her family's small kingdom.
The art of Norman Rockwell teaches many truths about American life, and the portrait of motherhood he achieved in " Mending Time" will surely stand as an enduring tribute to all that is best in the American family".
This plate comes with its original mailing box as pictured along with its original Certificate of Authencity, and information booklet.
This plate is in excellent condition with no chips, knicks, scratches, or crazing, it appears to have spent most if not all of its life in its box. This is a beautiful plate and would make a great wall decoration, or displayed on an end table or in a display case.
What a great Mother's Day gift!
This Norman Rockwell Mending Time Collector Plate will ship USPS Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation in the United States.
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