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In addition to the botanical plaques designed by Diane Lewis at the Connoisseur of Malvern studio, a limited number were created during the 1990s as well. These all bear the Diane Lewis Chance backstamp which is indicative of that era. Four of them have been discovered to date.

 

 

HARVEST BASKET plaque by Diane Lewis ChanceHarvest Basket is approximately 19” square (48 cm); only ten were produced.

 

 

MIDNIGHT BLUE plaque by Diane Lewis ChanceThe gorgeous Midnight Blue is also about 19” (48 cm) square and an edition of ten.

 

 

PEONY plaque by Diane Lewis ChancePeony is the same size as the foregoing two studies, but in a smaller edition of only five plaques created; this example in the photograph was marked as an artist’s proof.

 

 

FLOWERS OF THE VALLEY plaque by Diane Lewis ChanceFlowers of the Valley plaque detail 1Flowers of the Valley plaque detail 2Flowers of the Valley plaque detail 3Flowers of the Valley is another stunning dimensional plaque, also marked Diane Lewis Chance. It is smaller than the previous three, being 9” wide and 12” high (23 cm x 30 cm) which is the same size as many of the earlier Connoisseur plaques. However, unlike the others of that scale, this was a very limited edition of only six. [This plaque is not the same as the 1987 sculpture ‘Flowers of the Valley’, which will be seen in a future post.]

More of the stunning Diane Lewis Chance plaques will be added later to the Archive records.

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