Ceramano Altamira Large Plate

Fantastic, large West German decorative hanging plate made by Ceramano. This line was known as Altamira and features ethnic modern prehistoric cave style decoration with animals and geometric lines. Hand made and hand decorated - glaze is a rough, slightly bubbled olive beige in color with decor in red, black and gray. Would look great hanging on the wall in a modern setting, or as a centerpiece on table with other German or Italian ceramics.

Probably dates to the 1960s, have heard that the design may be by Hanns Welling but have not confirmed that. Has an original hangtag on the back with the company name and in English "Ceramano is combining the ancient ceramic art with modern elegance". Two holes and a plastic cord on back to hang up on the wall (would recommend the plastic cord be changed to something more secure). Bottom is incised with "310/5 Ceramano W. Germany Altamira" and the decorator's signature.

In good vintage condition with no cracks or chips. A few pops to glaze, a few minor scratches. Some irregularities in shape and glaze, as these items are hand made.

Measures about 15 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall.