Wilhelm Hunt Diederich (1884-1953), nephew to architect Richard Morris Hunt and painter William Morris Hunt, is known best for his forged iron weather vanes, fences, sculpture in the round, painted ceramics, and paper cutouts. These various compositions usually take the form of fantastical animals, like greyhounds, stags, and often, as is the case here, bull fighting. Often they have an Art Deco or medieval European "look" to them. I've long admired Diederich's work and looked at many pieces both "in the flesh" and as photographic reproductions. In all the years of inspecting his creations, and owning a handful, I've only ever seen two enamel saucers, one a bright green with black figures, and the other this one. I first admired it about ten years ago, but the price at the time was too steep for my means. A few years later I came across the same piece with another dealer, and paid about half of the original asking price. The condition is quite good, with one tiny chip to the enamel on the lower edge, front of the plate. If I sell this example, will I ever find another?