This offering is for a rare pair of Parian Morning & Night Guardian Angel Plaques. They are unsigned, but I am told they are by Peter Ipsen. I believe these are parian, or bisque, not his usual terra cotta. They measure 5 3/4" across, by 1/2" thick. They are quite heavy. Please see my other Peter Ipsen pcs.
The factory was established in 1843 by potter Rasmus Peter Ipsen (1815-60) from Bornholm.
When he was 13 years old, Peter Ipsen was sent into service at a brickyard, where he, in his own words, was carrying 4000 bricks each and every day, which marked him for the rest of his life. Later he was apprenticed with a joiner where he worked from 5am to 10pm which was so bad for his constitution that he had to quit.
A school friend found a job for him as a trainee at The Royal Copenhagen. He soon became a masterly thrower with a great sense for the design and colors, and in 1843 (28 years old) he had his own pottery and married Lovise Christine Ipsen (1822-1905).